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# Algebra Terms

TermDefinition
Equation says that two things are equal. It will have an equals sign
Variable a symbol for a number we don't know yet. It is usually a letter like x or y.
Constant a number on its own in an equation
Coefficient a number used to multiply a variable
Operator is a symbol (such as +, ×, etc) that shows an operation (ie we want to do something with the values).
Term a single number or a variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together
Expression a group of terms (the terms are separated by + or − signs)
Exponent says how many times to use the value in a multiplication.
Polynomial monomial or the sum of monomials.
Monomial A constant (a number), a variable, or a product of constants and/or variables.
Binomial A polynomial with two terms.
Trinomial a polynomial with three terms
Like Terms terms whose variables (and their exponents such as the 2 in x2) are the same.
Coordinates of a Point The numbers of an ordered pair.
Function A relation in which each element of the domain is paired with exactly one element of the range.
Ordered Pair A pair of numbers that identifies the location of a particular point on a graph.
Origin (on a graph) The point of intersection of the coordinate axes. It is designated (0. 0).
x-axis The horizontal axis.
y-axis The vertical axis.
Linear Equation in 2 Variables An equation of the form y = mx + b.
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