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# AnielAlgebra1Unit5/6

### Unit 5 and 6 Vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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asymptote | A line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance. |

exponential decay | A situation modeled with a function of the form y = ab^x, where a>0 and 0<b<1 |

exponential growth | A situation modeled with a function of the form y = ab^x, where a>0 and b>1 |

decay factor | The base b in the exponential function y=ab^x, where 0<b<1. |

growth factor | The base b in the exponential function y=ab^x, where b>1. |

half life | The length of time it takes for one half of a substance to decay into another substance. |

compound interest | Paying interest on both the principal and the interest an account has already earned. |

interest period | The length of time over which interest is calculated. |

exponential function | A function that repeatedly multiples an initial amount by the same positive number. |

monomial | One number, one variable, or the product of a number and one or more variables. |

polynomial | A monomial or the sum or difference of two or more monomials. |

standard form of a polynomial | The degrees of the polynomial's monomial terms decrease from left to right. |

degree of a monomial | The sum of the exponents of the variables of a monomial. |

degree of a polynomial (in one variable) | The degree of the term with the greatest exponent. |

difference of squares | (a + b) (a - b) = a^2 - b^2 |

perfect square trinomial | (a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2 or (a - b)^2 = a^2 - 2ab + b^2 |

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