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# Chpt. 1 and 2 Vocab

Term | Definition |
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Associative Property | The property that states that the GROUPING (parentheses) can change places but the SUM or PRODUCT stays the same. |

Commutative Property | The property that states the NUMBERS can change places but the SUM or PRODUCT stays the same. |

Algebraic Expression | An expression that contains at least one variable. |

Distributive Property | The property that states if you multiply a sum by a number, you will get the same result if you multiply each addend by that number and then add the products. (Hint: It has two different operations) |

Order of Operations | The rules to follow when evaluating an expression or equation. |

Evaluate | Means to solve |

Exponent | The number that indicates how many times the base is used as a factor. |

Numerical Expression | An expression that contains only numbers and operations |

Integer | The set of whole numbers including 0, and their opposites. |

Opposite | The numbers that are an equal distance from zero on a number line. |

Absolute Value | The distance of a number from zero on a number line. |

Base | When a number is raised to a power, the number that is used as a factor is this. |

Exponential Form | A number is in this form when it is written with a base and an exponent. |

Scientific Notation | A method of writing very large or very small numbers by using powers of 10. |

Variable | A letter or symbol that stands in place of a number |

Sum | The answer to an addition problem |

Product | The answer to a multiplication problem |

Quotient | The answer to a division problem |

Difference | The answer to a subtraction problem |

Factor | Numbers that are being multiplied together |

Coefficient | The number being multiplied by the variable. If it's 4c --> it would be the 4 |

Constant | The number that stays the same If it's c + 6 --> it would be the 6 |