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mhphall prealgebra

Chapter 6 Vocabulary

What is a commission? A commission is an amount paid based on how much you sell.
What is a complement? The complement of an event is the opposite of that event.
What are cross products? The products ad and bc are called the cross products of the proportion a/b = c/d.
What is a discount? When an item goes on sale, the amount of the price decrease is the discount.
What is an event? An event is any outcome or group of outcomes.
What is an indirect measurement? Indirect measurement is using similar figures to compute distances that are difficult to measure directly.
What is markup? Markup is the amount of increase a store charges for a product.
What are odds? Odds are a ratio that describe the likelihood of an event.
What are outcomes? OUtcomes are the possible results of an action.
What is percent? A percent is a ratio that compares a number to 100.
What is percent of change? The percent a quantity increases or decreases from its original amount is the percent of change.
What is proportion? A proportion is an equality of 2 ratios.
What is rate? Rate is a ratio that compares quantities in different units.
What is unit rate? Unit rate is a rate that has a denominator of 1.
What is ratio? A ratio is a comparison of 2 quantities by division.
What is a scale drawing? A scale drawing is an enlarged or reduced drawing that is similar to an actual object or place.
What are similar figures? Similar figures have the same shape, but not necessarily the same size.
Created by: magcota