# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Algebra Vocabulary Set 1
Basic Algebra Terminology
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Mathematics
09/27/2014

## Additional Mathematics Flashcards

Term
 Coefficient
Definition
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Term
 Variable
Definition
 A symbol for a number we don't know yet. It is usually a letter like x or y.Example: in x + 2 = 6, x is the variable.
Term
 Constant
Definition
 A fixed value. In Algebra, a constant is a number on its own, or sometimes a letter such as a, b or c to stand for a fixed number. Example: in "x + 5 = 9", 5 and 9 are constantsIf it is not a constant it is called a variable.
Term
 Associative Property of Addition or Multiplication
Definition
 Grouping symbols do not affect the outcome. Numbers can be associated by using parentheses or brackets in an addition or multiplication problem and it does not change the solution.
Term
 Commutative Property of Addition or Multiplication
Definition
 The order in which you perform an operation does not affect the outcome. Numbers can move around or commute in an addition or multiplication problem and it does not change the solution.
Term
 Factor
Definition
 a value that is multiplied by another value to get a product
Term
 Integer
Definition
 Positive and negative whole numbers including zeros. This category does not include any fractions or decimals. Examples: –2, 0, 4
Term
 Irrational Number
Definition
 A number that cannot be expressed as a ratio (fraction) of two numbers. This includes decimals that never stop or repeat. Examples: √5, 3.2516...
Term
 Term
Definition
 In Algebra a term is either:* a single number, or* a variable, or * numbers and variables multiplied together.
Term
 Like Terms
Definition
 Terms whose variables (and their exponents such as the 2 in x2) are the same.Example: 7x and 2x are like terms because the variables are both "x"But 7x and 7x2 are NOT like terms (they are Unlike Terms)
Term
 Independent Variable
Definition
 An "input" value of a function:In y = x^2x is an Independent Variabley is the Dependent Variable
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