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# MCA Math Terms 2

Term | Definition |
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associative property | The order of the operations can be changed or regrouped so long as the numbers are not changed. |

Histogram | Graph that used vertical columns to show frequencies |

Parabola | The set of points in a plane that are equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point in the same plane or in a parallel plane |

Intercept | The distance from the origin to the point at which a curve or line intersects an axis |

error analysis | critical thinking about a math problem |

tangent | for a right triangle, the ___ of an acute angle is the ratio of the length of the sides opposite to the length of the side adjacent |

hypotenuse | the side of a right triangle that is opposite the right angle |

commutative property | changing the order of the numbers does not change the end result |

congruent figures | same size and shape |

radicals | quantity expressed as a root of another quantity |

coefficient | a numbers placed before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3X |

simplify | to reduce to lowest terms |

quotient | answer to a division problem |

variable | a letter used to represent one or more numbers |

equation | a mathematical sentence |

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micyoung