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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. 


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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 constants
If it is not a constant it is called a variable. 


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Associative Property of Addition or Multiplication 

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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. 


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Commutative Property of Addition or Multiplication 

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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. 


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a value that is multiplied by another value to get a product 


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Positive and negative whole numbers including zeros. This category does not include any fractions or decimals. Examples: –2, 0, 4 


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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... 


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In Algebra a term is either: * a single number, or * a variable, or * numbers and variables multiplied together. 


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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) 


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An "input" value of a function:
In y = x^2
x is an Independent Variable y is the Dependent Variable 

