# Shared Flashcard Set

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MATH 103 - Chapter 13
Vocabulary
15
Mathematics
12/11/2010

Term
 4 ways to represent relationships
Definition
 story problems, tables (numerical), graphs (graphical), equations (algebraic)
Term
 axis
Definition
 a number line scale representing a variable
Term
 axes
Definition
 plural of axis
Term
 coordinate system
Definition
 when two axes are placed at a right angle with their zero points coinciding and the scale units on each axis are uniformly spaced
Term
 slope
Definition
 the rate of change of a line
Term
 independent variable
Definition
 placed on the horizontal axis
Term
 dependent variable
Definition
 placed on the vertical axis
Term
 y-intercept
Definition
 the value of the dependent variable when the value of the independent variable is zero
Term
 slope-intercept form
Definition
 y = mx + b
Term
 linear functions
Definition
 constant rate of change
Term
 proportional
Definition
 the relationship between y and x, y:x, always has the same value "m"
Term
Definition
 nonlinear function in which the independent variable is y = x^2
Term
 parabola
Definition
 the shape of the graph of a quadratic function
Term
 absolute value function
Definition
 involves a number's distance from another pointy = |x|
Term
 exponential function
Definition
 increases rapidly as x increases in size"grows exponentially"y = b^x
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