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# Algebra

### Chapter 10

Term | Definition |
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Radical Sign | the symbol which is used to represent a square root |

Radicand | the number or expression under a radical sign |

Quotient Property of Square Roots | the square root of a quotient equals the quotient of the square root of the numerator and denominator |

Square Root Equation | an equation that contains a square root with a variable in the radicand |

Square Root Function | a function that contains a square root with the independent variable in the radicand |

Simplest Form of a Radical Expression | a radical expression that has no perfect square factors other than 1 in the radicand, no fractions in the radicand, and no radicals appearing in the denominator of a faction |

Rationalizing the Denominator | the process of eliminating a radical from the denominator of an expression by multiplying the expression by an appropriate form of 1 |

Conjugates | used to simplify radical expressions that involve a sum or difference of radicals in the denominator |

Extraneous Solution | a solution of a transformed equation that is not a solution of the original equation |

Theorum | a rule in mathematics |

Legs | the two sides of a right triangle that form the right angle |

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

Pythagorean Theorem | in any right triangle, the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse |

Distance Formula | the distance (d) between any two points (x1,y1) & (x2,y2) is given by the formula |

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