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# mhphall prealgebra

### Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Question | Answer |
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What is a base? | The base is the repeated factor of a number written in exponential form. |

What are composite numbers? | A composite number is an integer greater than 1 with more than two positive factors. |

What is divisible? | Divisible means that the remainder is 0 when you divide one integer by another. |

What is an equivalent fraction? | Equivalent fractions are fractions that describe the same part of a whole. |

What is an exponent? | An exponent is a number that shows how many times a base is used as a factor. |

What is a factor? | A factor of a nonzero integer is an integer that divides the nonzero integer with remainder zero. |

What is the greatest common factor? | The greatest common factor of two or more numbers in which each term after the first is the result of multiplying the previous term by a fixed number. |

What is a power? | A power is any expression written above the base number. Power is also used to refer to the exponent. |

What is prime factorziation? | Prime factorization of a number is the expression of the number as the product of its prime factors. |

What is a prime number? | A prime number is an integer greater than 1 with only two positive factors, 1 and itself. |

What is a rational number? | A rational number is any number you can write as a quotient of two integers a/b, where b is not zero. |

What is scientific notation? | Scientific notation is a way of expressing a number |

What is simplest form? | The simplest form is the form in which the only common factor of the numerator and denominator is 1. |

What is standard notation? | Standard notation is the usual form for representing a number. |

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