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CLEP College Algebra Vocab

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1. Ratios that have the same value.

2. Number in front of a variable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Is a number made of repeated factors

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

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

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

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

16. special polyhedron with faces that are all squares

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

18. 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

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

20. Is the amount paid for borrowing or lending money

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

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

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

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

25. A single term made up of numbers and variables

26. The original amount of money loaned or borrowed

27. A ratio whose denominator is 100

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

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

30. 3.1415.... is an irrational number resulting from the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter

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

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

33. equations that have the same solution

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

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

36. The bottom of a triangle

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

38. To find the value of an expression

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

40. 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

41. The y-value in a function

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

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

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

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

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

47. probability based on what happens when an experiment is actually done

48. y = mx + b

49. The x-value in a function

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