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CLEP College Algebra Vocab

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1. Fractions that have the same value and the same simplest form

2. A comparison of two numbers by division

3. The y-value in a function

4. operations that undo each other - such as addition and subtraction

5. A ratio that compares two quantities measured in different units

6. To get a variable alone on one side of an equation or inequality in order to solve the equation or inequality

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

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

9. The sum of the lengths of the sides of a polygon

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

11. Consists of numbers - variables - and operations

12. A ratio whose denominator is 100

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

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

15. A statement that compares two quantities using < - > - = -= - or ?

16. The perpendicular (90 degrees) distance from the base of a triangle to the opposite vertex

17. A rate that has a denominator of 1

18. equations that have the same solution

19. A way to figure out the total number of ways different events can occur. If there are a ways for one activity to occur - and b ways for a second activity to occur - then there are a * b ways for both to occur.

20. Is a number made of repeated factors

21. A number that has more than two factors

22. A single term made up of numbers and variables

23. Inequalities that have the same solution

24. The point where a graph crosses the y-axis

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

26. The number that is on the other side of 0 and is exactly the same distance away from 0

27. An expression that contains a square root

28. An equation that states that two ratios are equal - Ex: 1/2 = x/10

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

30. Is the value in a data set that occurs most often. If all values occur the same amount of times there is no mode for that set.

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

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

33. special polyhedron with faces that are all squares

34. Number of favorable outcomes divided by total number of possible outcomes

35. y = mx + b

36. What should occur in a probability experiment...an experiment is not actually done

37. The distance around a circle.

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

39. An event that is not affected by another event.

40. Apr - the percent of the principal you pay or earn a year

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

42. The point in the exact middle of a circle

43. one of four sections into which the coordinate plane is divided

44. 3.1415.... is an irrational number resulting from the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter

45. All possible arrangements of a collection of things - where the order is important. The number of ______________ of n distinct objects is n

46. The sum of a number and its opposite is zero.

47. A number written as the product of its prime factors

48. A line segment from the center of a circle to any point on the circle (is also half the diameter)

49. Finding all the solutions of an equation

50. The set of all the input (x-values) for a function