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CLEP College Algebra Vocab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. The steepness of a line on a graph - rise over run

10. The distance around a circle.

11. A number that has more than two factors

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

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

14. A method of writing very large or very small numbers by using powers of 10

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

16. 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

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

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

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

20. Ratios that have the same value.

21. The point in the exact middle of a circle

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

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

24. A comparison of two numbers by division

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

26. equations that have the same solution

27. The set of all the output (y-values) for a function

28. y = mx + b

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

30. Changing the grouping of terms will not change the sum - (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)

31. Number in front of a variable

32. The largest factor that two or more numbers have in common.

33. The least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions.

34. A rate that has a denominator of 1

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

36. Inequalities that have the same solution

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

38. A number that can not be written a/b

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

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

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

42. The distance a number is from 0 on the number line - value of n is written l n l

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

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

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

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

47. An equation whose answers are ordered pairs (x -y) and whose answers graph a straight line

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

49. A pair of numbers - (x - y) - that indicate the position of a point on a coordinate plane.

50. The sum of the values in a data set divided by the number of values in the set