# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Unit 4
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
17
Mathematics
10/27/2010

Term
 factor
Definition
 a value that is multiplied by another value to reach a product     4 x 3 = 12
Term
 product
Definition
 the result of multiplying factors; answer to a multiplication problem   3 x 4 = 12
Term
 fraction
Definition
 shows part of a whole; bottom number tells how many pieces are in the whole; top number tells how many pieces are being counted   [image]
Term
 dividend
Definition
 the value being separated into equal parts in a division problem; the number in the house   [image]
Term
 mixed number
Definition
 a value expressed by mixing a whole number with a fraction; represents whole amounts plus part of another whole   [image]
Term
 divisor
Definition
 the value that tells how many groups are being created in a division problem; knocking on the door   [image]
Term
 improper fraction
Definition
 a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator      [image]
Term
 numerator
Definition
 the top number of a fraction; tells how many pieces are being counted   [image]
Term
 denominator
Definition
 the bottom number of a fraction; tells how many pieces make up the whole   [image]
Term
 equivalent fractions
Definition
 two fractions whose values are equal   [image]
Term
 estimate
Definition
 an educated guess that is reached by using values close to the actual value   315  x  7  =  ?   300  x  7  =  2,100 The actual answer to 315 x 7 should be close to 2,100.
Term
 multiplicand
Definition
 the number that gets multiplied or repeated; the second factor in a multiplication expression   [image]
Term
 multiplier
Definition
 the number that you are multiplying by; the first factor in a multiplication expression   [image]
Term
 GCF  (Greatest Common Factor)
Definition
 the largest factor that two numbers have in common   [image]
Term
 LCM  (Least Common Multiple)
Definition
 the smallest product that two factors have in common   [image]
Term
 reciprocal
Definition
 the result of dividing 1 by a number; the inverse of a number   [image]
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