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# Lucas' Math Terms

### Math terms and definitions

Terms | Definitions |
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benchmark | a standard by which something can be measured |

common denominator | an integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions |

cross product | two equal products obtained by multiplying the second term of each ratio by the first term of the other ratio in a proportion |

denominator | the number below the bar in a fraction that tells how many equal parts are in the whole |

discount | the amount that an item is reduced from the regular price |

equivalent fractions | fractions that describe the same amount of a region |

estimate | a number close to an exact amount |

factor | a number that is multiplied by another number to find a product |

fraction | a number that names a part of a whole or a part of a group |

greatest common factor | the greatest factor that two or more numbers have in common |

improper fraction | a fraction with a numerator greater than or equal to the denominator |

mixed number | a number represented by a whole number and a fraction |

numerator | the number above the bar in a fraction that tells how many equal parts of the whole are being considered |

percent | a ratio of a number to 100 |

place value | place value determines the value of a digit in a number, based on the location of the digit |

product | the number or quantitiy obtained by multiplying two or more numbers together |

reciprocal | one of two numbers whose product is one; two numbers are reciprocals of each other if their product equals one |

repeating decimal | a decimal in which a pattern of one or more digits is repeated indefinitely |

terminating decimal | a decimal that ends, having a finite number of digits after the decimal point |

whole number | a member of the set of positive integers and zero |

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