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CLEP College Algebra Vocab

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1. Consists of numbers - variables - and operations

2. one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2

3. A mathematical sentence with an equal sign that shows that two expressions are equivalent

4. y = mx + b

5. A number that has a whole number for a square root ex: 9 - 16 - 121

6. The sum of a number and zero is always that number.

7. A relation that assigns exactly one output value for each input value

8. In an expression are separated by addition and subtraction signs

9. A diagram used to show the total number of possible outcomes in an experiment

10. Number in front of a variable

11. The distance around a circle.

12. A term that has no variable and does not change

13. The distance across a circle through its center (is also twice the radius)

14. A comparison of two numbers by division

15. To find the value of an expression

16. special polyhedron with faces that are all squares

17. An event who's outcome does depend on the outcome of a previous event

18. Changing the grouping of factors will not change the product - (ab)c = a(bc)

19. The order of the factors does not change the product a x b = b x a

20. 3.1415.... is an irrational number resulting from the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter

21. The y-value in a function

22. The point where a graph crosses the x-axis

23. A whole number that has exactly two factors - 1 and itself.

24. skip-counting by any given number Ex: 4 - 8 - 12 - 16...

25. The smallest multiple that two or more numbers have in common

26. Ratios that have the same value.

27. Finding all the solutions of an equation

28. Is the number that is repeatedly multiplied in a power

29. A set of three positive integers that work in the pythagorean theorem

30. A number that can be written as a/b where a and b are integers - but b is not equal to 0.

31. A single term made up of numbers and variables

32. An expression constructed from a set of terms by multiplying each term by a constant and adding the results.

33. A(b + c) = ab + ac - an + ac = a(b+ c)

34. An equation that shows a relationship among two or more quantities

35. Is the set of all points that are an equal distance from a point called the center

36. When the GCF of the numerator and denominator is 1

37. The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

38. The total area of the 2-dimensional surfaces that make up a 3-dimensional object.

39. The order in which operations in an expression to be evaluated are carried out. 1. parentheses 2. exponets 3. multiplication and divison 4. addition and subtraction

40. The ratio of the number of ways the event can occur to the number of ways the event cannot occur. Favorable over Unfavorable.

41. A

42. The number of square units needed to cover a flat surface

43. Positive and Negative Whole Numbers and 0. Examples: .... -3 - -2 - -1 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 3.....(Does not include fractions or decimals)

44. A letter used to represent one or more numbers

45. Is the middle value in a data set where the numbers are ordered least to greatest

46. A plane that is divided into four regions by a horizontal line called the x-axis and a vertical line called the y-axis - aka 'the Cartesian plane' after Ren

47. A decimal in which one or more digits repeat infinitely

48. A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

49. Terms that have identical variable parts raised to the same power

50. The original amount of money loaned or borrowed