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The distributive property involves multiplication. Example: 2(x+3)= 2(x)2(3) = 2x6 


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Opposite. Multiplication and Division are inverse operations. Addition and subtraction are inverse operations. Squaring a number and square root are inverse operations. 


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A flipped fraction. The reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2. 


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Letter that represents an unknown number. [image] 


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In an equation, terms are separated by addition and subtraction signs. Like terms are those that have the same variable. In the equation 2x+7= 5x3, the 2x and 5x are like terms and the 7 and 3 are like terms. 


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In the equation 2x+7= 5x3, the 7 and the 3 are constant terms because they have no variable. 


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When you solve an equation you are trying to isolate the variable. This means that you are trying to get it by itself on one side of the equal sign. 


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A formula is a type of equation used to find a specific thing such as area or volume. 


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This is what you do when you combine like terms in an expression. 


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In 4x, 4 is the coefficient. In x, 1 is the coefficient. In 2x, 2 is the coefficient. 

