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# math vocab

Term | Definition |
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identity | an equation that is true for all values of the side opposite the right angle |

formula | an equation that relates two or more quantities |

exponent | the number or variable that represents the number of times the base of a power is used as a factor |

distributive property | a property that can be used to find the product of a number and a sum or difference. |

reciprocal | given, felt, or done in return |

base of a power | the number or expression that is used as a factor in a repeated multiplication |

like terms | terms that have the same variable parts constant terms are also like terms |

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

open sentence | an equation or an equality that contains an algebraic expression |

equivalent equations | equations that have the same solutions |

algebraic expression | an expression that includes at least one variable. also called variable expression. |

equation | a mathematical sentence formed by placing the symbol = between two expressions |

inverse operation | two operations the undo each each |

power | an expression that represents repeated multiplication of the same factor |

inequality | a mathematical sentence formed by placing on of the symbols <>= between two expressions. |