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# Math Vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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Distributive Properties : | The distributive property lets you multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products. |

Substitution: | A strategy for solving systems of equations that include solving for one variable and using that solution to find the other variable. |

Term: | A term is either a single number or variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together. Terms are separated by + or − signs. |

Variables: | A variable is a quantity that may change within the context of a mathematical problem or experiment. |

Equivalent : | Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal. (mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one relationship. |

Exponent: | is a small number written with another big number that tells how many times to multiply the big number by itself. It looks like this: 32 and this means 3 x 3 which equals 9. |

Constant: | A fixed value. In Algebra, a constant is a number on its own, or sometimes a letter such as a, b or c to stand for a fixed number. Example: in "x + 5 = 9", 5 and 9 are constants. |

Coefficient: | A numerical or constant quantity placed before and multiplying the variable in an algebraic expression . |

Factor: | Factor a number means to break it up into numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number. |

Quotient: | A result obtained by dividing one quantity by another. |

Product: | A quantity obtained by multiplying quantities together, or from an analogous algebraic operation. |

Sum: | The sum of 6 and 8 is 14. a particular aggregate or total, especially with reference to money: The expenses came to an enormous sum. |

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