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CLEP General Mathematics: Whole Numbers
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1. Approximating a given number to a specified number of digits
Rounding
Order of operations
Multiplicand
Product
2. A^0 = 1 (if a doesn't = 0)
0 as an exponent
Solution
Equation
Division Properties of Zero
3. The equation a b is equivalent to a / c = b / c (if c doesn't = 0).
The Division Principle (Property)
Quotient
1 as an exponent
Commutative Property of Addition
4. The factors of a number that are prime numbers  2  3  5  7  11  ...  numbers that divides into another exactly and have no factors of their own except one and itself
Difference
The Addition Principle (Property)
> (greater than)
Prime factors
5. The equation a = b is equivalent to a  c = b  c.
Area of rectangle
Multiplication Property of Zero
0 as an exponent
The Subtraction Principle (Property)
6. A^1 a
The Division Principle (Property)
Composite number
Difference
1 as an exponent
7. A > b means that a is to the right of b on a number line.
Associative Property of Addition
The Addition Principle (Property)
> (greater than)
0 as an exponent
8. States that changing the grouping of the addends does not change the sum
Exponent
Associative Property of Addition
Order of operations
Commutative Property of Addition
9. The number by which a dividend is divided  the number you divide by  the number that divides the dividend (second in the math sentence or outside the 'house')
Divisor
Prime number
Product
Sum or total
10. A / a = 1 (if a doesn't = 0)  a / 1 = a  a number divided by itself is 1 ; a number divided by 1 is the same number ;  If equal quantities are divided by equal quantities  the quotients are equal. If AB=DE then AC is greater than AB or BC.  a n
Solution
RSTUV procedure
Commutative Property of Addition
Division Properties of One
11. A counting number greater than 1 that is not prime  an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one  A whole number greater than 1 that has more than 2 factors.
Prime number
Base
Composite number
The Addition Principle (Property)
12. Ab=ba  Changing the order of the factors does not change the product; for example 10 x 9 = 9 x 10; a b = b a
1 as an exponent
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Prime factors
Order of operations
13. 0 x a = 0 = a x 0  anything multiplied by zero is equal to zero  For every real number n  n*0=0.
Inequalities
Addends
> (greater than)
Multiplication Property of Zero
14. The distance around an object In the case of a polygon  the perimeter is the sum of the length of all sides  a line enclosing a plane areas
Prime factors
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Associative Property of Multiplication
Perimeter
15. The multiple by which an initial change in aggregate spending will alter total expenditure after an infinite number of spending cycles;
Multiplier
Rounding
Perimeter
Polygon
16. A flat geometric region with many sides
Polygon
The Addition Principle (Property)
Division Properties of Zero
Associative Property of Multiplication
17. First number in a multiplication sentence  the number in a multiplication problem that represents the number of objects in each (equal sized) group  A quanity by which a given number (the multiplicand) is to be multiplied.
The Division Principle (Property)
Perimeter
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Multiplicand
18. The result of an addition
The Subtraction Principle (Property)
Factors
Sum or total
Equivalent equations
19. 10  100  1000  etc.  every counting number multiplied by 10; 10 20 30  and so on  What unit the Metric System based on?
Multiplication Property of Zero
Identity for Addition
Multiples of 10
Composite number
20. A(b+c)=ab+ac  a property indicating a special way in which multiplication is applied to addition of two or more numbers in which each term inside a set of parentheses can be multiplied by a factor outside the parentheses  such as a(b + c) = ab + ac
Identity for Multiplication
Distributive Property
Product
RSTUV procedure
21. A quantity obtained by multiplication
Area of rectangle
Product
Polygon
Associative Property of Multiplication
22. A+0=a  0 is the 
Associative Property of Multiplication
Rounding
Identity for Addition
Multiplication Property of Zero
23. The number from which the subtrahend is subtracted
Minuend
Exponent
Commutative Property of Addition
Composite number
24. Parentheses & Exponents  Multiplication & Division  Addition & Subtraction
Multiples of 10
Order of operations
Area of rectangle
Commutative Property of Multiplication
25. A + b = b + a  The order of addends can be changed & the sum remains the same. 3+7=7+3
Commutative Property of Multiplication
1 as an exponent
Perimeter
Commutative Property of Addition
26. The number that remains after subtraction  the answer to a subtraction problem
Multiplication Property of Zero
Difference
Polygon
Commutative Property of Multiplication
27. A=bh  base x height  The area of a rectangle is the product of its base and height
Area of rectangle
Factors
0 as an exponent
Order of operations
28. A sentence using an = sign  a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal  A mathematical sentence that contains an equals sign
Equation
Order of operations
Multiplier
Division Properties of Zero
29. 1  any number times 1 is equal to itself according to what property  the number in a set which when any number n in the set is multiplied by  yields the given number.
Commutative Property of Addition
Identity for Multiplication
Order of operations
Prime factors
30. Sentences using < or >  A mathematical sentence built from expressions using one or more of the symbols greater than  less than  greater than or equal to and/or less than or equal to
Inequalities
Sum or total
Order of operations
Multiplicand
31. PEMDAS  the order in which operations in an expression to be evaluated are carried out. 1. parentheses 2. exponents 3. multiplication and divison 4. addition and subtraction
Order of operations
RSTUV procedure
Composite number
The Subtraction Principle (Property)
32. Read the problem. Select the unknown. Translate the problem. Use the rules studied to solve the problem. Verify the answer.
Composite number
RSTUV procedure
Subtrahend
> (greater than)
33. The solution of an equation is the replacement that makes the equation a true statement.  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem  the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
Base
Multiples of 10
Solution
Quotient
34. The number obtained by division  the ratio of two quantities to be divided  the result of dividing one number by another number
Quotient
Multiplication Property of Zero
Associative Property of Multiplication
Polygon
35. (ab)c = a(bc)  changing the grouping of factors will not change the product  (ab)c = a(bc)  Factors can be regrouped & the product remains the same.
Associative Property of Addition
Associative Property of Multiplication
Multiplier
Identity for Multiplication
36. A counting number having exactly two different factors  itself and 1  an integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1 and  a whole number greater than 1 that has exactly two factors  itself and 1
Difference
Distributive Property
Prime number
Division Properties of One
37. Numbers that are multiplied together to get a product  A number that divides another number without a remainder. Ex) Factors of 18: 1  2 3  6  9 18
Identity for Addition
Prime factors
Factors
Minuend
38. The number that is being divided  the number that is to be divided in a division problem  in a division problem  the number inside the 'house' division symbol
Factors
Division Properties of Zero
Base
Dividend
39. Two equations are equivalent if their solutions are the same.  equations with the same solutions as the original equation.  equations having the same solution set over a given domain
Equivalent equations
> (greater than)
Sum or total
Prime factors
40. The number to be subtracted from the minuend
Difference
Area of rectangle
Subtrahend
RSTUV procedure
41. In the expression b^n  b is the base.  (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
Commutative Property of Addition
Composite number
Order of operations
Base
42. The numbers to be added
Base
Addends
Multiplier
Rounding
43. 0 divided by any number that is not 0 is 0  0 divided by any number that is not 0 is 0.
The Subtraction Principle (Property)
Prime factors
RSTUV procedure
Division Properties of Zero
44. The equation a = b is equivalent to a + c = b + c.
Equivalent equations
The Addition Principle (Property)
Division Properties of One
The Subtraction Principle (Property)
45. In the expression b^n  n is the exponent.  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself  a number that shows repeated multiplication
Prime factors
The Subtraction Principle (Property)
Exponent
Sum or total