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# Math Vocabulary

Question | Answer |
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the number that is multiplied by itself when the power is raised | base |

the number that tells how many times the base is used as a factor | exponent |

the way to write a number using a base and an exponent | exponential notation |

a common way to write a number using commas after every three digits starting from the right | standard form |

a name for a number to the second power | squared |

a name for a number to the third power | cubed |

a letter or symbol that represents a number that can vary or change | variable |

a mathematical phrase that has numbers, operations, and a variable but no equal sign | expression |

the same number can be added to both sides of an equation and the sides remain equal | addition property of equality |

the same number can be subtracted to both sides of an equation and the sides remain equal | subtraction property of equality |

number sentences that uses an equal sign to show that two expressions have the same value | equation |

operations that undo each other or opposite operations (subtraction is inverse of addition and multiplication is inverse of division) | inversere operations |

both sides of an equation can be multiplied by the same nonzero number and the sides remain equal | multiplication property of equality |

both sides of an equation can be divided by the same nonzero number and the sides remain equal | division property of equality |

the number you're dividing by | divisor |

numbers you can compute in your head easily | compatible numbers |

the answer to a division problem, not including the remainder | quotient |

the number you are dividing | dividend |

the number left over after you divide | remainder |

the property that states that multiplying or dividing a sum by a number is the same as multiplying or dividing each addend by the number and then adding the products or quotients | distributive property |

to solve | evaluate |

a math phrase that has numbers and operation signs but no equal sign | numerical expression |

the order that you should use to correctly solve math problems | order of operations |

each group of three digits separated by commas in a multi-digit number | period |

to find an answer that is close to the exact amount | estimate |

states that if you know that one quanity is equal to another, you can substitute that quantity for the other in an equation | substitution property of equality |

the set of whole numbers and their opposites (-5, +5), positive integer- any integer greater than 0 | integer |

any integer less than zero | negative integer |

any integer greater than zero | positive integer |

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