# Shared Flashcard Set

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Chapter 1-2
Algebra I Part A
11
Mathematics
10/08/2009

Term
 NATURAL NUMBERS Think: Why, it's natural to count!
Definition
 Natural numbers are the numbers we use to count. For example, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
Term
 ABSOLUTE VALUE Think: This store has everything from A-V; it sure would take a long time to walk around it!
Definition
 Absolute Value is the distance from 0 to a number on a number line.
Term
 INTEGERS Think: WHOP those integers!
Definition
 Integers are whole numbers and their opposites! For example, -5 and 5
Term
 ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS Think: NOV
Definition
 Algebraic Expressions are math phrases using numbers, operation signs, and variables. For example, 6+a
Term
 ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS Think: EQUAL
Definition
 Algebraic Equations are math sentences with an equal sign in them. For example, 5+a= 12
Term
 COEFFICIENT Think: Cozy!
Definition
 A Coefficient is the number next to the variable. For example, 7 is the coefficient in the term 7x.
Term
 TERM Think: NorVorP
Definition
 A term is a number, or a variable, or the product of a number and a variable. For example, 7 is a term. x is a term. 7x is a term.
Term
 LIKE TERMS Think: Twin Variables
Definition
 Like Terms are two or more terms with the same variable. For example, 7X and 8x are like terms.
Term
 CONSTANT Think: Your teacher is always going to be 29. Her age will never change.
Definition
 A Constant is a number whose value never changes. 10 is a constant.
Term
 MULTIPLICATIVE INVERSE (reciprocal) Think: Flip it! Flip it good!
Definition
 A Multiplicative Inverse (or reciprocal) is a term that is flipped so the product equals 1. For example, 1/3 is the multiplicative inverse of 3/1.
Term
 MATRIX Think: Your teacher doing the crazy matrix move with her arms!
Definition
 A Matrix is a set of terms set inside a rectangular grid.
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