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Prealgebra Vocab

Prealgebra Ch 1 Vocab

The numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, and so on are called _______ numbers. Whole
The whole numbers and their opposites are called ___________. Integers
In an addition problem, the numbers being added are called ___________. Addends
The distance a number is from 0 on the number line is called its _____________________ value. Absolute
The answer to an addition problem is called a ______________. Sum
Numbers that are the same distance from 0 on the number line but on opposite sides of 0 are _____. Opposites
Finding a number that is close to the original number but easier to work with: Rounding
Use rounded numbers to get an approximate answer Estimate
Rounding numbers to the highest possible place, so that all the digits become zero except the first one is called ______________ rounding. Front end
In a multiplication problem, the numbers being multiplied are called ___________. Factors
The answer to a multiplication problem Product
The answer to a division problem Quotient
The ________ tells how many times a number is used as a factor in repeated multiplication. Exponent
3 * 4 * 5 = 3 * 5 * 4 illustrates the __________ property of multiplication. Commutative
(2 + 5) + 5 = 2 + (5 + 5) illustrates the ________ property of addition. Associative
3(6 + 2) = 3 * 6 + 3 * 2 illustrates the _________ property. Distributive
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