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# Math Terms

Question | Answer |
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Additive Inverses | Two numbers whose sum is 0; opposites |

Algebraic expression | A name for a number that contains a variable |

area | The measure of the interior of a closed boundary |

Common denominator | Any nonzero number that is a multiple of the denominators of both fractions |

Consecutive | Following one another in an uninterrupted order |

Constant | A number which never changes |

Coordinate | A number used to locate a point on a number line, the ordered pair used to locate a point on an x-y graph |

Corresponding sides | Any pair of sides in the same relative postion in two figures |

Distributive property | A property that relates two operations on numbers; usually multiplication and addition |

Equation | A mathematical sentence that states the equality of two expressions |

Equivalent | Equal in value, but in a diffferent form |

Exponent | A small, raised number that indicates how many times the base is a factor |

Greatest common factor | The largest factor that two or more numbers have in common |

Improper fraction | A fraction whose numerator is equal to or greater than its denominator |

Integer | Any whole number or its opposite |

Irrational numbers | Numbers that cannot be written as fractions where both the numerator and denominator are integers and the denominator are integers and the denominator is not zero |

Multiplicative Inverses | Two numbers whose product is 1 |

Origin | The point where the x-axis and y-axis intersect |

Pi | The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter |

Place value | The value of a digit in a number as determined by its position |

Ratio | A comparison of two quantities with like units |

Rational number | Any number that can be represented by a terminating or repeating decimal |

Scale drawing | An accurate picture of an object in which all parts are drawn to the same scale; (proportion) |

Simplify | To rewrite an expression following the orders of operations and combining like terms |

Whole number | 0 and the positive integers |

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