Word Problems Terms
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Additive InverseThe number that when added to the given number results in the additive identity 0. The additive inverse of x is -x, as x + (-x) = 0.
Algebraic ExpressionsAn expression that contains one or more terms and operations to combine them. Each term contains variable(s), constant(s), or a product of variables and constants.
CoefficientA number or a constant multiplied by a term in an algebraic expression. Coefficients always go first. Or is that "ladies"…?
ConstantA value that does not change. Stay gold, Ponyconstant!
Dependent VariablesA variable in a function that changes due to the independent variable.
Distributive PropertyThe rule where multiplication of numbers distributes over addition and subtraction: a(b ± c) = ab ± ac. Start distributin' the news.
Equivalent EquationsTwo different pairs of equations that have the same solution(s).
FactoringBreaking up an algebraic expression into two or more expressions that can be multiplied together to get the original expression.
Independent VariablesVariables in a function that assume values freely or independently.
InequalityA relation between two unequal algebraic expressions using the symbols <, >, ≤, and ≥.
Like TermsTwo terms that have the same variables raised to the same exponent. Like terms may have different coefficients.
QuadrupleFour times a number.
SolutionThe value(s) of variable(s) that satisfy an equation or inequality.
VariableA value that changes. Variables are commonly represented by the letters x, y, or z.
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