Algebraic Relationship Vocabulary
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Associative Property  No Matter how numbers are grouped, the answer will always be the same  
Associative Example  (4 + 2) + 6 is the same as 4 + (2 + 6)  
Associative Example  (2 x 3) x 4 is the same as 2 x (3 x 4)  
Base Number  A number to be raised to a power  
Base Number Example  10 to the 1 Power = 10  
Base Number Example  10 to the 2 Power = 10 x 10  
Commutative Property  In addition and multiplication, Numbers may be added or multiplied together in any order  
Commutative Example  A + B = B + A  
Commutative Example  A x B = B x A  
Distributive Property  Multiplying a number is the same as multiplying its addends by the number then adding the products  
Distributive Example  6 x 9 is the same as 6 x (4 x 5) is the same as (6 x 4) + (6 x 5) = 24 + 30 = 54  
Equation  A mathematical statement containing an equals sign, to show that two expressions are equal  
Equation Example  2 + 2 = 4  
Equation Example  5x + 10 = 35  
Exponent  Is a small number placed to the upper right of a base number which shows how many copies of a base number are multiplied together  
Exponent Example  5 to the 4 power = 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 625  
Expression  Is one or a group of terms and may include variables, constants, operations and grouping symbols.  
Expression Example  3(X + Y)  8 + 2x  
Identity Property  When zero is added to a number the result is the number itself. When one is multiplied to a number the result is the number itself.  
Identity Property Example  12 + 0 = 12 , X + 0 = X , 6x + 0 = 6x  
Identity Property Example  12 x 1 = 12 , X x 1 = X , 6X x 1 = 6X  
Inverse Operations  Opposite, Reverse operations  Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division  
Inverse Operations Example  4 + 2 = 6 > 6  4 = 2  
Inverse Operations Example  2 + 4 = 6 > 6  2 = 4  
Variable  A quantity that can change or vary, taking on different values. It may be represented by any letter of the alphabet.  
Dependent Variable  The " Output " value of a function as in Y = X squared  Y is the Dependent variable  
Independent Variable  The " Input " Value of a function as in Y = X squared  X is the dependent variable 
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