Kaplan Math Source Concepts and Practice Questions Flashcards

Terms Definitions
What are real numbers?
Both rational and irrational numbers.
What are real numbers?
These arethe numbers that you encounter each day and are classified into various sets and subsets.
Rational Numbers
Numbers that can be expressed as a fraction in the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b does not = 0. Rational numbers can be classified into subsets.
Rational Numbers
These are the numbers we actually use daily, and always have a known ending.
Natural Numbers
Also known as the counting numbers. {1,2,3,4,5,6,7...} Positive, whole, without 0. These are rational numbers.
Natural Numbers
These are what little kids would think of as numbers.
Whole Numbers
Natural numbers including 0. {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7...} These are rational numbers. All positive except 0, which is neither positive or negative.
Whole Numbers
Whole = 0.
Integers
Whole numbers and their opposits. {...-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3...} These are rational numbers. Negative, positive, include 0 (neither negative or positive)
Integers
Add negatives in.
Rules of integers
All numbers >0 are positive. All numbers <0 are negative.
Zero is neither positive or negative. Even intergers are divisible by 2 and includes 0. Odd integers are not divisible by 2.
Rules of integers
Everything that we generally think of as numbers.
Irrational numbers
Numbers that cannot be expressed as fractions such as sqrt 2, sqrt 3, sqrt 5, and pi. When expressed as decimals, they are non-terminating and non-repeating.
Irrational numbers
Numbers that we can't predict the end of.
How do you define an even integer?
Divisible by 2
How do you define an even integer?
count even numbers by what?
How do you define an odd integer?
Not divisible by 2
How do you define an odd integer?
everything that isn't even
Is Zero positive or negative?
Neither
Is Zero positive or negative?
Imagine a numberline with 0 in it.
What is the order of operations used to evaluate mathematical expressions?
PEMDAS
What is the order of operations used to evaluate mathematical expressions?
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
What does PEMDAS stand for?
Parentheses (or other grouping symbols)-Exponents-Multipication & Division (left to right)-Addition & Subtraction (left to right)
What does PEMDAS stand for?
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
What are grouping symbols?
parenthesis, brackets, absolute value symbol, and fraction bar
What are grouping symbols?
What groups things together in an equation?
Exponents include what 2 symbols?
Any exponents and any radiacals.
Exponents include what 2 symbols?
What is the opposite of an exponent?
What is the commutative property of addition?
It states that changing the order of the addends in a sum does not change the sum.
What is the commutative property of addition?
a+b = b+a, where a and b are any real numbers
What property does this equation represent?

a+b = b+a
commutative property of addition
What property does this equation represent?

a+b = b+a
does it matter who hangs out with whom in a commune?
What is the commutative property of multiplication
It states that changing the order of the factors in a product does not change the product.
What is the commutative property of multiplication
a*b = b*a, where a and b are any real numbers
What property does this equation represent?

a*b = b*a
Commutative Property of Multiplication
What property does this equation represent?

a*b = b*a
Does it matter who multiplies whom in a commune?
Associative Property of Addition
It states that changing the grouping (parenthesis or brackets) of addends in a sum does not change the resulting sum.
Associative Property of Addition
a+(b+c) = (a+b)+c, where a, b, and c are any real numbers
What property does this equation represent?

a+(b+c) = (a+b)+c
Associative Property of Addition
What property does this equation represent?

a+(b+c) = (a+b)+c
Does it matter who adds to whom in an association?
Associative Property of Multipication
It states that changing the grouping (parenthesis or brackets) of factors in a product does not change the resulting product.
Associative Property of Multipication
a*(b*c) = (a*b)*c, where a, b, and c are any real numbers
What property does this equation represent?

a*(b*c) = (a*b)*c
Associative Property of Multiplication
What property does this equation represent?

a*(b*c) = (a*b)*c
Does it matter who multiplies whom in an association?
The Distributive Property
It states that multiplication distributes over addition and subtraction
The Distributive Property
a*(b+c) = a*b+a*c, where a,b, and c are real numbers
a*(b-c) = a*b-a*c, where a, b, and c are real numbers
What does this equation represent?

a*(b+c) = a*b+a*c
The distributive property of multiplication over addition
What does this equation represent?

a*(b+c) = a*b+a*c
What would distribute over what?
What does this equation represent?

a*(b-c) = a*b-a*c
The distributive property of multiplication over division
What does this equation represent?

a*(b-c) = a*b-a*c
What would distribute over what?
What is the relationship between integers and the number line?
Each integer has a location on a real number line, where the sign of the number determines to which side of 0 the number is located.
What is the relationship between integers and the number line?
Integers are {...,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,...}
What is the absolute value of a number?
It is the number of units a number is away from 0 on a number line.
What is the absolute value of a number?
Consider position on number line.
How do you order integers?
When comparing integers, a number farther to the left of 0 on the number line will be less in value than a number to the right of 0 on the number line.
How do you order integers?
The value of an integer is determined by its location on the real number line, where negative numbers appear to the left of 0 and positive numbers are located to the right of 0.
How do you add integers?
If the signs are the same add and keep the sign. If the signs are different subtract and take the sign of the number with the larger absolute value.
How do you add integers?
Consider comparing the number of positives and negatives in a cloud.
How do you subtract integers?
add the opposite of the number being subtracted and apply the sign of the greater number
How do you subtract integers?
switch signs
How do you multiply negative integers?
If there is an even number of negatives in the problem, the solution will be positive. If there is an odd number of negatives in the problem, the solution will be negative.
How do you multiply negative integers?
evens vs odds
How do you divide negative integers?
If there is an even number of negatives in the problem, the solution will be positive. If there is an odd number of negatives in the problem, the solution will be negative.
How do you divide negative integers?
evens vs odds
neg * neg = ?
pos
neg * neg = ?
even
neg * pos = ?
neg
neg * pos = ?
odd
neg / neg = ?
pos
neg / neg = ?
even
neg / pos = ?
neg
neg / pos = ?
odd
neg + neg = ?
neg
neg + neg = ?
abs + sign
neg + pos = ?
which ever sign is larger
neg + pos = ?
abs sub + sign
pos + pos = ?
pos
pos + pos = ?
abs + sign
neg - pos = ?
neg
neg - pos = ?
add abs + neg
pos - neg = ?
larger value
pos - neg = ?
- turns pos and switches signs
neg - neg = ?
larger value
neg - neg = ?
- turns pos and switches signs
How do you know if a number is divisible by 2?
If the number is even.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 2?
24, 50, and 66 are all divisible by 2 by being even
How do you know if a number is divisible by 3?
If the sum of the individual digits of the number is divisible by 3.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 3?
312 is (3+1+2) = 6 which is divisible by 3 and 9,021 is (9+0+2+1) = 12 which is divisible by 3.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 4?
If the last two digits, taken as a two-digit number, are divisible by 4.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 4?
736 is because 36 is divisible by 4. 12,716 is because 16 is divisible by 4.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 5?
If the last digit of the number is a 5 or a 0.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 5?
10, 25, 30, and 75 are divisible by 5 because they end in 5 or 0.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 8?
If the last three digits, taken as a three-digit number, are divisible by 8.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 8?
3,024 is because 024 is divisible by 8. 79,128 is because 128 is divisible by 8 (128/8 = 16).
How do you know if a number is divisible by 9?
If the sum of the individual digits of the number is divisible by 9.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 9?
9,135 is (9+1+3+5) = 18 which is divisible by 9 and 414,972 is (4+1+4+9+7+2) = 27 which is divisible by 9
How do you know if a number is divisible by 6?
If it is divisible by both 2 and 3.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 6?
336 is divisible by both 2 and by 3 (3+3+6) = 12
How do you know if a number is divisible by 12?
If it is divisible by both 3 and 4.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 10?
If the number ends in a 0.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 10?
1100, 70, 970 all end in 0.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 7?
If you remove the last digit of the number, double it, and subtract it from the remaining digits and the result is divisible by 7.
How do you know if a number is divisible by 7?
357 becomes 35-(2*7) = 21 which is divisible by 7. 2,016 becomes 201-(2*6) = 189 which is divisible by 7.
What is a factor?
A factor of a number X is a whole number that divides into X evenly without remainder.
What is a factor?
Parts of a number in terms of multipication.
What is a prime factor?
The most basic factors of a number, which are always prime.
What is a prime factor?
The bare elements.
What is the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)?
It is the largest common factor of 2 or more numbers. Determine this by finding all the prime factors of both numbers, then taking the prime factors that are in both (match them up) and multiply them.
What is the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)?
Think of venn diagrams of prime factors for both numbers.
What is the Least Common Multiple (LCM)?
It is the smallest number that two or more numbers will divide into evenly. Find this by multiplying the prime factors of both or all numbers together, however the Greatest Common Factors should only be multiplied once.
What is the Least Common Multiple (LCM)?
Use the venn diagram and multiply all the numbers in the diagram.
What is a fraction?
It is a rational number in the form a/b. a is the numerator and b is the denominator, which cannot be 0.
What is a fraction?
Must be a rational number.
What is a numerator?
It is the number on the top half of a fraction.
What is a numerator?
top
What is a denominator?
It is the number on the bottom half of a fraction.
What is a denominator?
bottom
What is an equivalent fraction?
It is a fraction that is equal to another fraction, by a factor of a/a.
What is an equivalent fraction?
things that equal each other
How do you find an equivalent fraction?
Multiply or divide the fraction by the number one, in the special form of a/a.
How do you find an equivalent fraction?
For example, (5/35) / (5/5) = 1/7
How do you multiply fractions?
Multiply the numerators with each other and the denominators with each other.
How do you multiply fractions?
(4/5) * (1/7) = (4/35)
How can you make a fraction multiplication simpler?
Eliminate common factors between numerators and denominators.
How can you make a fraction multiplication simpler?
(7/9)*(3/16) = (7/3)*(1/16) = 7/48. (factored out 3)
How do you find x/y of t/v?
Multiply.
How do you find x/y of t/v?
x*t/y*v and simplify
How do you divide fractions?
Multiply the first fraction by the recipricol of the second fration.
How do you divide fractions?
(x/y) / (t/v) = (x/y)*(v/t) =xv/yt
What is a reciprical fraction?
It is the inverse of a fraction.
What is a reciprical fraction?
The recipricol of x/y is y/x
What must you do first to add or subtract fractions?
You must find equivalent fractions for each fraction that have common denominators.
What must you do first to add or subtract fractions?
The bottoms must be the same.
What is the least common denominator?
It is the least common multiple of the denominator of 2 fractions, used for addition or subraction of fractions.
What is the least common denominator?
Find the least common multiple for 2 or more denominators.
How do you add fractions?
Convert the fractions so they have an equivalent least common denominator, add numerators while keeping same denominator, and simplify the results.
How do you add fractions?
add tops with same bottoms
How do you subtract fractions?
Convert the fractions so they have an equivalent least common denominator, subtract numerators while keeping same denominator, and simplify the results.
How do you subtract fractions?
subtract tops with same bottoms.
What is a mixed number?
It is a fraction that includes a whole number as in 2(2/5)
What is a mixed number?
It is also a simplified fraction.
What is an improper fraction?
A fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator and which can be expressed as a mixed fration.
What is an improper fraction?
22/17 or 690/13
How do you change a mixed number to an improper fraction?
A*(B/C) = (A*C+B)/C
How do you change a mixed number to an improper fraction?
whole times denominator plus numerator all over denominator
What is a complex fraction?
Any fraction where either the numerator or the denominator is also a fraction.
What is a complex fraction?
(a/b)/c or 17/(15/6)
What is the place value for decimals.
If the number is abc.def then a is hundreds, b is tens, c is ones, d is tenths, e is hundredths, f is thousandths.
What is the place value for decimals.
ends in s in front of decimal, ends in ths behind decimals, and no 'onths' place.
How do you convert a decimal to a mixed fraction?
Keep the whole number and place the numbers past the decimal over the appropraite place value number.
How do you convert a decimal to a mixed fraction?
9.5 is 9(5/10) or 9(1/2)
How do you convert a fraction to a decimal?
Divide the numerator by the denominator.
How do you convert a fraction to a decimal?
4/5 = 4 / 5 = .80 = .8
What must you do to add or subtract decimals?
Line up the decimals, add trailing 0s if you need to maintain spacing.
What must you do to add or subtract decimals?
line up what?
How do you multiply decimals?
Multiply the entire numbers, then count the numbers to the right of both factors, then move the decimal over to the left of the same number as counted in the previous step.
How do you multiply decimals?
move the decimal to equal the number of spaces of both factors.
How do you divide decimals?
Set up as long division, count how many digits are to the right of the decimal point in the divisor (number divding with), move decimal point in the dividend (number dividing into) by the amount in the previous step, raise the nely placed decimal point up to the quotient, divide as usual around decimal point
How do you divide decimals?
alter decimal by both factors and raise into new number
What is a ratio?
A comparison of two or more different quantities.
What is a ratio?
compare
How can ratios be written?
a:b or a/b or a to b
How can ratios be written?
3 ways
How can you simplify ratios?
Remove common factors between the quantities and in the case of fractions, make improper, then divide.
How can you simplify ratios?
common factors or fractions
What do you have to consider when looking at the actual numbers of a ratio?
What the numbers represent in terms of whole quantities or relationships between quantities. ie the ratio of girls to boys in the school is 3:2, but the ratio of girls to students in the school is 3:5 and the ratio of girls to students in the school is 2:5.
What do you have to consider when looking at the actual numbers of a ratio?
whole, part, etc
What is a rate?
A rate is a comparison of two types of units.
What is a rate?
miles per hour, feet per second, miles per gallon,
What is a unit rate?
A rate with a denominator of 1.
What is a unit rate?
50 miles per hour, 6 feet per second
What is a proportion?
It is a comparison of two ratios.
What is a proportion?
matching ratios
What is an extreme when referring to a proportion?
When a/b = c/d, a and d are extremes.
What is an extreme when referring to a proportion?
The farthest limits of the ratio
What is a mean when referring to a proportion?
When a/b = c/d, b and c are means.
What is a mean when referring to a proportion?
The middle ground of the ratio.
How do you solve a proportion problem?
Multiply the numerator from the first ratio by the denominator from teh second ratio and then the denominator from teh first ratio by the numerator of the second ratio, and set the values equal to each other.
How do you solve a proportion problem?
Multiply the means and set it equal to the product of the extremes then solve.
What categories of proportions are there?
part to part or part to whole
What categories of proportions are there?
what are the pieces
What is a scale?
It is where a smaller number is used to represent a larger unit.
What is a scale?
1 inch = 1 mile
What does it mean when figures are called similar?
It means figures have corresponding sides that are in proprotion with one another and corresponding angles withe the same measure.
What does it mean when figures are called similar?
enlarging or shrinking a shape
If two figures are known to be similar, how can you determine sides or angles?
By setting up proportions.
If two figures are known to be similar, how can you determine sides or angles?
If thier similar, how are they related?
How can you determine the perimeter of a figure similar to another figure?
The ratio of the sides of two similar figures will be the same as the ratio of the perimeters of the same two similar figures.
How can you determine the perimeter of a figure similar to another figure?
perimeters are proportional like sides.
What is a percent?
It is a special ratio that compares a numerical quantity to 100.
What is a percent?
it is part of what
How do you change a percent to a decimal?
Remove the percent symbol and divide by 100
How do you change a percent to a decimal?
Compare to 100
How do you change a decimal to a percent?
Multiply by 100
How do you change a decimal to a percent?
Multiply
How do you change a fraction to a percent?
Use the proportion x/111 = a/b and cross multiply to solve for the variable x.
How do you change a fraction to a percent?
set it up for cross multiplication
How do you convert a percent into a fraction?
Put the given percent over 100, remove the percent symbol (%) and simplify if needed.
How do you convert a percent into a fraction?
over 100
What type of a relationship is a percentage?
part - whole
What type of a relationship is a percentage?
a percentage is a ___ of a ____
The word 'of' in mathematics usually means what?
Multiply
The word 'of' in mathematics usually means what?
45% of 200 = 90
The word 'is' in mathematics usually means what?
Equals
The word 'is' in mathematics usually means what?
252 is what percent of 600? 42%
How is percent increase or decrease calculated?
change/original amount = percent/100
How is percent increase or decrease calculated?
compare change to original for percent to 100
How is simple interest calculated?
I = prt where I is the interest charged or paid out, p is the principle amouth that is saved or borrowed, r is the percentage rate written as a decimal, and t is the time in years
How is simple interest calculated?
principle, rate, time
How do you calculate the total amount of money that is either earned or owed using simple interest?
Total = p + prt
How do you calculate the total amount of money that is either earned or owed using simple interest?
what do you need to add to interest?
What are the common measures of central tendency?
mean, median, mode, range
What are the common measures of central tendency?
what can you tell about a set of numbers?
What is the definition of the measures of central tendency?
They are values that are examined from a set of data in order to make predictions and draw conclusions about that set of data as a whole
What is the definition of the measures of central tendency?
Why use statistics scientifically
What is the definition of the mean of a set of numbers?
It is the sum of the numbers in the set divided by the total number of values in the set.
What is the definition of the mean of a set of numbers?
Average
What is the definition of the median of a set of numbers?
It is the middle number when the values are listed in order from smallest to largest.
What is the definition of the median of a set of numbers?
middle
How do you determine the median of an odd number of values?
It will be the middle number if the values are listed from smallest to largest
How do you determine the median of an odd number of values?
actual median
How do you determine the median of an even number of values?
It will be the average of the two middle values if the values are listed from smallest to largest
How do you determine the median of an even number of values?
middle numbers/2
What is the definition of the mode of a set of numbers?
It is the number that occurse the most in a data set
What is the definition of the mode of a set of numbers?
frequency
What does it mean if a set is 'no mode'?
In a set of numbers there is not a number that occurs more than any other in the list
What does it mean if a set is 'no mode'?
lack of frequency
What does it mean if a set is 'bimodal'?
In a set of numbers there is more than one value that occurs as much as another number. It is also possible to have more than two modes.
What does it mean if a set is 'bimodal'?
2 modes
What is the definition of the range of a set of numbers?
It is the difference between the largest value in the list and the smallest value in the list.
What is the definition of the range of a set of numbers?
largest value - smallest value
What are bar graphs for?
They are used to compare data and can be drawn using horizontal or vertical bars
What are bar graphs for?
compare
What are line graphs for?
They are used to show a trend that occurs over time
What are line graphs for?
time
What are circle graphs for?
They are used to show parts of a whole and percents are often used; always make sure that any percents used in one always add up to 100%
What are circle graphs for?
part/whole
What are scatter plots for?
They are used to show trends in data. The data points are not connected and the general trend of the data is examined
What are scatter plots for?
science data collection
What are the three most common conclusions that can be made based on the graph?
positive correlation, negative correlation, and no correlation
What are the three most common conclusions that can be made based on the graph?
positive, neutral, negative
What does a positive correlation look like on a scatter plot?
As the x-values increase there is also an increase in the y-values. The points look like a line rising from the lower left to the upper right.
What does a positive correlation look like on a scatter plot?
increases together
What does a negative correlation look like on a scatter plot?
As the x-values increase there is a decrease in the y-values. The points look like a line descending from upper left to lower right.
What does a negative correlation look like on a scatter plot?
increase vs decrease
What does a no correlation look like on a scatter plot?
There is no trend in the values across the y-values or x-values. The points look random or cloud-like.
What does a no correlation look like on a scatter plot?
nothing
What is a stem and leaf plot?
It is a way to organize a list of numbers. There are typically two columns. the first column, known as the stem, often represents the first digits in the number and the secnod column, known as the leaf, represents the last digit of the number
What is a stem and leaf plot?
tens are stems, ones are leafs.
In a stem and leaf plot, how can you tell the total number of values in the list?
Count the leaves.
In a stem and leaf plot, how can you tell the total number of values in the list?
what represents a number
In a stem and leaf plot, how can you tell if a number repeats?
If the stem has a leaf of a particular number that repeats
In a stem and leaf plot, how can you tell if a number repeats?
similar leaves on the same stem
A stem and leaf plot can make it easy to determine what measures?
mode, median, and range
A stem and leaf plot can make it easy to determine what measures?
all but mean
What is a histogram used for?
The bars represent number values or intervals of values. Visually the bars are touching each other. Stem and leaf plots are particularly helpful for these.
What is a histogram used for?
represents number units
What is probability used for?
Calculating the chance that these and other events could happen.
What is probability used for?
probably
What is the definition for the probability of an event (E)?
P(E) = (the number of ways event E can occur)/(the total number of possible outcomes)
What is the definition for the probability of an event (E)?
# of a way/# of total ways
What is the outcome set?
A list of all possible outcomes
What is the outcome set?
sample space
What is the sample space?
A list of all possible outcomes
What is the sample space?
outcome set
What is the probability of an event that can't happen or an impossible event?
0
What is the probability of an event that can't happen or an impossible event?
null
What is the probability of an event that is certain to happen?
1
What is the probability of an event that is certain to happen?
single whole
What are the probability of an event that can possibly happen?
between 0 and 1
What are the probability of an event that can possibly happen?
In between impossible and certain
What is simple probability?
The likelihood of a single event
What is simple probability?
single option
What is compound probability?
The likelihood of more than one outcome to occur. The key word is often 'or'.
What is compound probability?
multiple options
What is the formula for calculating the compound probability of event A and event B?
P(A or B) =
P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B)
What is the formula for calculating the compound probability of event A and event B?
either - both
What are mutually exclusive events?
Situations that cannot occur at the same instance
What are mutually exclusive events?
seperate
If an event is mutually exclusive then P(A and B) are equal to what?
0
If an event is mutually exclusive then P(A and B) are equal to what?
seperate
In probability, what are independent events?
Two or more events that will occur without the outcome of one affecting the outcome of any other.
In probability, what are independent events?
not connected
How do you calculate the probability of two or more independent events occuring is succession?
Multiply the probability of each event happening independently.
How do you calculate the probability of two or more independent events occuring is succession?
P(A) x P(B) x...
In probability, the phrase 'replace' refers to what type of event?
Independent
In probability, the phrase 'replace' refers to what type of event?
The original 'set' is being restored
In probability, what are dependent events?
Situations where the outcome of the first event does affect teh probability of the second event.
In probability, what are dependent events?
connected
In probability, the phrase 'without replacement' refers to what type of event?
Dependent
In probability, the phrase 'without replacement' refers to what type of event?
The original 'set' is not restored or is altered.
How do you calculate the probability of two or more dependent events occuring is succession?
Calculate the probability of the first event and multiply it by the probability of the second event, remembering that the original set might decrease.
How do you calculate the probability of two or more dependent events occuring is succession?
decreasing set
In probability, what is the counting principle?
A strategy to determine the number of combinations created from the number of choices.
In probability, what is the counting principle?
ways to calculate the total number of variations
In probability, what is a permutation
It is the number of possible arrangements for that set of objects.
In probability, what is a permutation
also a factorial
What is a factorial?
For a whole number it is the product of that whole number and each of the natural numbers less than the number.
n! = n*(n-1)*(n-2)*...*1
What is a factorial?
descending multiplication
What does n! mean?
Factorial.
n! = n*(n-1)*(n-2)*...*1
What does n! mean?
dexcending multiplication
How do you calculate the number of permutations of n objects taken n at a time?
nPn = n!
How do you calculate the number of permutations of n objects taken n at a time?
factorial
How do you calculate the number of permutations of n objects you have to choose from and r is the number of objects actually selected to be arranged? (also when not all of the objects are considered for each different arrangement)
nPr = (n!)/(n-r)!
How do you calculate the number of permutations of n objects you have to choose from and r is the number of objects actually selected to be arranged? (also when not all of the objects are considered for each different arrangement)
factorial over possabilities or decreasing the numbers available for the position
In probability, what is a combination?
It is the total number of groupings of a set of objects
In probability, what is a combination?
grouping of objects changes the number of combinations that exist
What is the formula for calculating a combination?
nCr = (n!)/[r!(n-r)!]
Note: nCn will always be equal to 1 since there is only one way to select all the components to a combination.
What is the formula for calculating a combination?
factorial over possabilities times variations
An exponent is also known as a what?
Power
An exponent is also known as a what?
PE
A power is also known as a what?
Exponent
A power is also known as a what?
PE
What is an exponent?
Total number of times a base is used as a factor.
What is an exponent?
^
What is the base number?
The number that will be the factor in the exponent
What is the base number?
the big number
What is the exponent in an equation?
It tells you how many times to use the base number as a factor.
What is the exponent in an equation?
The smaller font, raised number.
If a number has no apparent exponent, what is the exponent?
1
If a number has no apparent exponent, what is the exponent?
It increases only on its own
If a base is raised to the 0 power, what is it equal to?
1
If a base is raised to the 0 power, what is it equal to?
a whole
How do you multiply exponents with like bases?
Add the exponents and maintain the same base.
a^m * a^n = a^(m+n)
How do you multiply exponents with like bases?
x^2 * x^8 = x^10
How do you divide exponents with like bases?
Subtract the exponents and maintain the same base.
a^m / a^n = a(m-n)
How do you divide exponents with like bases?
x^8 / x^2 = x^6
How do you raise an exponent to another exponent?
Multiply the exponents.
(a^m)^n = a^(m*n)
How do you raise an exponent to another exponent?
(x^2)^4 = x^8
How do you raise a product to a power?
multiply the exponents for each base
((a^m)*(b^n))^t = (a^(m*t))*(b^(n*t))
How do you raise a product to a power?
((x^3)*(y^4))^2 = (x^6)*(y^8)
How do you raise a fraction to a power?
apply the exponent to both the numerator and denominator
(a/b)^m = (a^m)/(b^m)
How do you raise a fraction to a power?
(x/y)^4 = (x^4)/(y^4)
How do you simplify an expression with a negative exponent?
Turn it into a fraction with the numerator as 1 and the base number as the denominator to a positive power.
a^(-m) = 1/(a^m)
How do you simplify an expression with a negative exponent?
x^(-3) = 1/(x^3)
What is scientific notation?
It is used to write very large or very small numbers more efficiently.
What is scientific notation?
15 x 10^5
How do you write a number in scientific notation?
Place a decimal within the non-zero digits of the number to create a number between 1 and 10. Multiply this number by a factor of 10, where the exponent to the 10 is the number of decimal places the decimal point has moved.
How do you write a number in scientific notation?
15 x 10^5
What are perfect squares?
Numbers that are the result of multiplying two of the same integers together.
What are perfect squares?
1, 4, 9, 16, 25, ....
In a square root, the number within the radical sign is a what?
radicund
In a square root, the number within the radical sign is a what?
-al +und
How can you write a square root as an exponent?
the exponent must be a fraction where the denominator is the root or index
How can you write a square root as an exponent?
25^(1/2) = sqr rt (25) = 5
What is the equation for how fractional exponents can be written in terms of square roots?
a^(x/y) = (y sqr root (a))^x
What is the equation for how fractional exponents can be written in terms of square roots?
the denominator is the root or index of the square root
How do you simplify square roots that are not perfect squares?
Look for the perfect square factors of the number in the radical, and factor out the perfect square.
How do you simplify square roots that are not perfect squares?
sqr rt (8) = sqr rt (4) * sqr rt (2) = 2 * sqr rt (2)
How do you add or subtract with radicals?
The radicals must have the same radicand for all terms. If the randicands are not the same and all are in the simplest form, the radicals cannot be combined.
How do you add or subtract with radicals?
4sqrrt(3) + 7sqrrt(3) = 11sqrrt(3) and sqrrt(2) + sqrrt(5) cannot be combined
How do you multiply or divide radicals?
Multiply or divide coefficients with coefficients and radicals with radicals.
How do you multiply or divide radicals?
2sqrrt(5) * 3sqrrt(3) = 6sqrrt(15) and 15sqrrt(10)/5sqrrt(2) = 3sqrrt(5)
How can you simplify an expression with a radical in the denominator?
Rationalize the denominator by multiplying both the numerator and the denominator by the same radical that is in the denominator to eliminate the denominator.
How can you simplify an expression with a radical in the denominator?
3/sqrrt(2) = (3*sqrrt(2))/(sqrrt(2)*sqrrt(2)) = (3*sqrrt(2))/2
How do you know if a radical is simplified?
There are no perfect square factors of the radicand other than 1, there are no fractions under the radical sign, there are no radicals in the denominator of a fraction.
How do you know if a radical is simplified?
No squares, or radical fractions
What is a point?
A position in space, it has no length or width.
What is a point?
without size
What is a line?
The shortest distance between two points. It has no width, and an infinite length.
What is a line?
no width, infinite length
What is a line segment?
A piece of a line and includes two points called endpoints and all points in between
What is a line segment?
line with points
What is a plane?
Any three non-colinear points determine a plane and has an infinite width and length
What is a plane?
never ending flat space with at least 3 points
What is a ray?
One half of a line. It includes an endpoint and all of the collinear points on one side of this endpoint.
What is a ray?
endpoint in one direction
What is congruent in geometry terms?
When two geometric figures have the same measure.
What is congruent in geometry terms?
the same
What is a segment bisector?
It is a line or line segment that divides the segment into two congruent segments.
What is a segment bisector?
divides in half
What is the midpoint of a segment?
It is where the bisector intersects the segment.
What is the midpoint of a segment?
center point
What are parallel lines?
Lines in the same planes that do not intersect. Also applies to line segments, rays, and planes
What are parallel lines?
equal distance apart at all points
What are perpendicular lines?
Lines in the same plane that intersect at one point and form four 90 degree angles. Also applies to line segments, rays, and planes
What are perpendicular lines?
meet with right angles
What are skew lines?
Lines in different planes that do not intersect.
What are skew lines?
Ske lines exist in three dimensions.
What is an angle?
It is defined by two distinct rays that have the same endpoint.
What is an angle?
shared point of two rays or line segments
What is the vertex of an angle?
The common endpoint of the two rays that form an angle
What is the vertex of an angle?
point of angle
What is an angle bisector?
It is a ray in the interior of the angle that divides the angle into congruent angles with the same measure
What is an angle bisector?
half angles
What is an acute angle?
It is an angle whose measure is between 0 degrees and 90 degrees
What is an acute angle?
0 < angle < 90
What is a right angle?
It measures exactly 90 degrees.
What is a right angle?
angle = 90
What is an obtuse angle?
It measure is between 90 degrees and 180 degrees.
What is an obtuse angle?
90 < angle < 180
What is a straight angles?
It measures exactly 180 degrees.
What is a straight angles?
angle = 180
What are complementary angles?
Any two angles whose combined measures equal 90 degrees. It is not necessary for these angles to share a side.
What are complementary angles?
degrees sum to 90
What are supplementary angles?
Any two angles whose combined measures equal 180 degrees. It is not necessary for these angles to share a side.
What are supplementary angles?
degrees sum to 180
What is a linear pair?
Two supplementary angles that share a common side and no common interior points. They will form a straight angle or a line.
What is a linear pair?
joined supplementary angles
What is a transversal?
A line that cuts through two parallel lines, eight angles are formed.
What is a transversal?
line across parallel lines
What are vertical angles?
They are formed when two line intersect and share a common vertex but no common sides and are congruent.
What are vertical angles?
opposite angle when line interesect
What are corresponding angles?
Two angles on the same side of the transversal, but one is in the interior of the parallel lines and one is in the exterior of the parallel lines and are congruent.
What are corresponding angles?
Matching angles an both parallel lines where another line cuts it.
What are altenate interior angles?
Two angles on different sides of the transversal, both in the interior of the parallel lines and are congruent.
What are altenate interior angles?
Matching angles between the parallel lines on opposing sides of the transversal.
What are alternate exterior angles?
Two angles on different sides of the transversal, boh in the exterior of the parallel lines and are congruent.
What are alternate exterior angles?
Matching angles outside of the parallel lines on opposing sides of the transversal.
What are polygons?
Closed geometric figures made up of line segments and angles.
What are polygons?
geometrical shapes
What is a triangle?
A 3 sided, 3 angled polygon.
What is a triangle?
3 angles
What is an acute triangle?
A triangle with three acute angles.
What is an acute triangle?
3 acute
What is a quadrilateral?
A four sided polygon.
What is a quadrilateral?
4 lines
What is a pentagon?
A 5 sided polygon.
What is a pentagon?
5 angles
What is a hexagon?
A 6 sided polygon.
What is a hexagon?
6 angles
What is an octagon?
An 8 sided polygon.
What is an octagon?
8 angles
What is an obtuse triangle?
A triangle with one obtuse angle and two acute angles.
What is an obtuse triangle?
1 obtuse, 2 acute
What is a right triangle?
A triangle with exactly one right angle and two acute angles.
What is a right triangle?
1 right, 2 acute
What is a scalene triangle?
A triangle with 3 sides of different lengths.
What is a scalene triangle?
3 different lengths
What is an isosceles triangle?
A triangle with two sides of the same length. Two angles are also the same; the angles opposit the sides of the same length.
What is an isosceles triangle?
2 sides one length
What is an equilateral triangle?
A triangle with all three sides the same length. Three angles are also the same and always equal 60 degrees
What is an equilateral triangle?
3 sides one length
What do the 3 angles in a triangle add up to?
180 degrees
What do the 3 angles in a triangle add up to?
180
What is equal to the measure of an exterior angle of a triangle?
The sum of the two remote interior angles.
What is equal to the measure of an exterior angle of a triangle?
opposits equal
In a right triangle, what do the two acute angles equal up to?
90 degrees, they are complementary.
In a right triangle, what do the two acute angles equal up to?
90
In a triangle, the length of the longest side must be what?
Less than the sum of the two shorter sides.
In a triangle, the length of the longest side must be what?
less
What is a trapezoid?
A quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides.
What is a trapezoid?
1 parallel
What is a parallelogram?
A quadrialteral with two pairs of parallel sides.
What is a parallelogram?
2 parallel
What is the sum of the angles of a quadrilateral?
360 degrees
What is the sum of the angles of a quadrilateral?
360
In a parallelogram, the opposits are what?
The opposit sides are parallel, and the opposit angles are congruent.
In a parallelogram, the opposits are what?
the same
What is an isosceles trapezoid?
A trapezoid with non-parallel sides that are equal in length.
What is an isosceles trapezoid?
short and long parallel with other sides equal
In an isosceles trapezoid, the angles are what?
2 pairs of congruent angles, and also 2 diagonals.
In an isosceles trapezoid, the angles are what?
same
In a rectangle, what are the angles?
All are 90 degrees, and opposite sides are congruent as are diaganols.
In a rectangle, what are the angles?
90
What is a rhombus?
A parallelogram with four congruient sides and perpendicular diaganols.
What is a rhombus?
stilted rectangle
What is a rectangle?
A parallelogram with four right angles.
What is a rectangle?
four right angles
In a rhombus, what are the angles?
Opposite angles are congruent as are opposite sides. The diaganol is perpendicular.
In a rhombus, what are the angles?
congruent opposites
What is a square?
It is both a rhombus and a rectangle and a parallelogram with four 90 degree angles and all sides are congruent. The diagonals of a square are both congruent and perpendicular.
What is a square?
equals everywhere
What is a perimeter?
It is the distance around a polygon.
What is a perimeter?
around
How do you calculate the perimeter of a square?
P = 4x where x is the length of one side
How do you calculate the perimeter of a square?
4 congruent sides
How do you calculate the perimeter of a parallelogram?
P = 2y + 2x where y and x are non-congruent sides.
How do you calculate the perimeter of a parallelogram?
around
What is the area of a geometric shape?
It is the amount of square units needed to cover the shape.
What is the area of a geometric shape?
area units are always squared
How do you determine the height of a polygon?
It is the length of the segment that is perpendicular to a side of the polygon (called the base)
How do you determine the height of a polygon?
base determines where height is...highest point
What is the radius of a circle?
It is the segment whose endpoints are the center of the circle and any point on the circle
What is the radius of a circle?
half a diameter
What is the diameter of a circle?
It is a segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose endpoints are both on the circle.
What is the diameter of a circle?
Twice the radius
How do you calculate the circumference of a circle?
C = 2*pi*r = pi*d
How do you calculate the circumference of a circle?
perimeter, single units
What is the perimeter of a circle called?
A circumference.
What is the perimeter of a circle called?
around the circle
How do you calculate the area of a circle?
A = pi*r^2
How do you calculate the area of a circle?
units squared
What is a prism?
It is a three-dimensional solid with two congruent bases, and any number of other faces that are all rectangles.
What is a prism?
2 bases + other faces
What is a cylinder?
It has two congruent circular bases, with one rectangular face wrapped around the bases.
What is a cylinder?
canister
How do you calculate surface area for three-dimensional solids?
It is the sum of the areas of its faces.
How do you calculate surface area for three-dimensional solids?
add areas
How do you calculate the volume of a three-dimensional solid?
It is the area of one of the bases multiplies by the height h.
How do you calculate the volume of a three-dimensional solid?
V = A*h
What is the volume of a rectangular solid?
V = l*w*h
What is the volume of a rectangular solid?
base * height
What is the volume of a cylinder?
V = pi*r^2h
What is the volume of a cylinder?
base * height
What is the volume of a pyramid?
V = (1/3)*l*w*h
What is the volume of a pyramid?
(base * height) / 3
What is the volume of a cone?
V = (1/3)*pi*r^2*h
What is the volume of a cone?
(base * height) / 3
What is the hypotenuse of a right triangle?
The side that is opposite from the right angle
What is the hypotenuse of a right triangle?
opposite right
What are the legs of a right triangle?
The sides that make up the right angle
What are the legs of a right triangle?
touching right
What is the Pythagorean theorem?
A theorem states that in every right triangle, the sum of the squares of the legs is equal to the square of the hypotenuse
What is the Pythagorean theorem?
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
What is the sine of an acute angle in a right triangle?
length of the opposite side/length of the hypotenuse
What is the sine of an acute angle in a right triangle?
O/H
What is the cosine of an acute angle in a right triangle?
length of the adjacent side/length of the hypotenuse
What is the cosine of an acute angle in a right triangle?
A/H
What is the tangent of an acute angle in a right triangle?
length of the opposite side/length of the adjacent side
What is the tangent of an acute angle in a right triangle?
O/A
What is the coordinate plane?
It is formed by the intersection of two perpendicular number lines, the x and y axis, and consists of 4 quadrants
What is the coordinate plane?
2D
What is the origin of a coordinate plane?
0,0
What is the origin of a coordinate plane?
0 units up or down and 0 units right or left, or the center
Where is quadrant I?
Upper Right, both x and y axis are positive
Where is quadrant I?
I is all positive
Where is quadrant II?
Upper Left, x axis is negative, y axis is positive
Where is quadrant II?
II is positive Y
Where is quadrant III?
Lower Left, both x and y axis are negative
Where is quadrant III?
III is all negative
Where is quadrant IV?
Lower Right, X axis is positive, y axis is negative
Where is quadrant IV?
IV is negative y
How is a point in the coordinate system named?
With 2 numbers (X,Y) which may be positive or negative and indicate how far in each direction from the origin and which direction.
How is a point in the coordinate system named?
side to side then up or down
What is the abscissa?
The X value in the (X,Y) of the coordinate plane
What is the abscissa?
sci = x
What is the ordinate?
The Y value in the (X,Y) of the coordinate plane?
What is the ordinate?
It's 'ord'inary to think of numbers as going up or down, as in the y axis
What is the formulat to determine the midpoint between two endpints of a line segment between (X1,Y1) and (X2,Y2)?
( [(X1+X2)/2],[(Y1+Y2)/2] )
What is the formulat to determine the midpoint between two endpints of a line segment between (X1,Y1) and (X2,Y2)?
Add each point together, in order, and divide by 2
What is the formula to calculate the distance between any tow points in the coordinate plane?
d = SqrRt[(X1-X2)^2+(Y1-Y2)^2]
What is the formula to calculate the distance between any tow points in the coordinate plane?
Pythagorean Formula using coordinates
What information does the slope of a line tell us?
The rate of change and pattern of a graph
What information does the slope of a line tell us?
rise over run
What is the formulat for calculating slope from two points?
m = (Y1-Y2)/(X1-X2)
What is the formulat for calculating slope from two points?
change in y over change in x
What are the four major categories of slope?
positive, negative, 0, or no slope
What are the four major categories of slope?
How many directions can a line go?
What do positive sloped lines look like?
They go up to the right as you move from left to right.
What do positive sloped lines look like?
Uphill
What do negative sloped lines look like?
They go up to the left as you move from right to left
What do negative sloped lines look like?
Downhill
What do lines with a slope of 0 look like?
A straight horizontal line represented by y = k where k is a constant value
What do lines with a slope of 0 look like?
0 rise means what?
What do lines with no slope look like?
A straight vertical line represented by x = k where k is a constant value, since 0 would be the divisor, it is an impossible calculation
What do lines with no slope look like?
DNE slopes are straight up
What are intercepts on the coordinate plane?
Where a line crosses the X or Y axis.
What are intercepts on the coordinate plane?
Where it intercepts known axis.
What will the point look like for a y intercept?
(0,Y)
What will the point look like for a y intercept?
The value of the other axis must be 0.
What will the point look like for a x intercept
(X,0)
What will the point look like for a x intercept
The value of the other axis must be 0.
What is the equation of the slope-intercept form of a linear equation?
y = mx+b where m is the slope and b is the y intercept
What is the equation of the slope-intercept form of a linear equation?
both points plust slope and a y intercept
How is a linear inequality (< or >) represented on a coordinate plane?
The line should be dashed with the side of the line (or half plane) is shaded to show all the points in the solution set
How is a linear inequality (< or >) represented on a coordinate plane?
How would you draw a line that represented not being included?
How is a linear inequality represented if the symbol includes =?
The line should be solid withe the side of the line (or half plane) is shaded to show all the points in the solution set.
How is a linear inequality represented if the symbol includes =?
How would you show that all points in a direction would be included.
How are the slopes of parallel lines related?
They have the same slope.
How are the slopes of parallel lines related?
What would match in the equation?
How are the slopes of perpendicular lines related?
The slopes are negative reciprocals of one another.
How are the slopes of perpendicular lines related?
What would be the same but different in the equation?
What are the four basic types of transformations in the coordinate plane?
reflections, translations, rotations, and dilations
What are the four basic types of transformations in the coordinate plane?
A transformation is a change in some way, what are 4 ways you could change on the coordinate plane?
How do you solve a system of equations?
Graph each equation on the same coordinate plane, the point where the two lines intersect is the solution to the system of equations.
How do you solve a system of equations?
Where would they meet?
What is a system of equations in relation to a coordinate plane?
When more than one equation (line) is graphed on the same set of axes.
What is a system of equations in relation to a coordinate plane?
lines
What are the special systems of equations?
parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and coincident lines
What are the special systems of equations?
three ways lines can relate in a plane
What are coincident lines?
Lines that have the same equation and are essentially on top of each other and cover the same identical points
What are coincident lines?
CO - incident, same thing, same time
What are the possibles solutions for systems of equations?
one solution, infinite solutions, no solutions
What are the possibles solutions for systems of equations?
how can lines meet (or not)?
What is the solution for parallel lines?
No solution
What is the solution for parallel lines?
They never meet
What is the solution for perpendicular lines?
One solution
What is the solution for perpendicular lines?
Where do they meet?
What is the solution for conincident lines?
Infinite solutions
What is the solution for conincident lines?
What turf do they both cover
In systems of equations in coordinate planes, when is there infinite solutions?
When the lines are coincident
In systems of equations in coordinate planes, when is there infinite solutions?
What is exactly the same?
In systems of equations in coordinate planes, when is there no solution?
When the lines are parallel
In systems of equations in coordinate planes, when is there no solution?
What lines never meet?
What is a reflection transformation?
The object is reflected over a line of relection, or flipped over, or mirrored across a given relection line.
What is a reflection transformation?
What is a reflection?
If relection is across the y axis, what will be the reflections coordinates?
The Y coordinates remain the smae while the x coordinates become their opposites
If relection is across the y axis, what will be the reflections coordinates?
x changes
If relection is across the x axis, what will be the reflections coordinates?
The X coordinates remain the smae while the Y coordinates become their opposites
If relection is across the x axis, what will be the reflections coordinates?
y changes
If relection is across the y = x lines, what will the reflections coordinates be?
All coordiantes will be the opposites
If relection is across the y = x lines, what will the reflections coordinates be?
Pos to neg or vice versa
In a reflection over the x-axis, the point (x,y) will be?
(x,-y)
In a reflection over the x-axis, the point (x,y) will be?
y changes
In a reflection over the y-axis, the point (x,y) will be?
(-x,y)
In a reflection over the y-axis, the point (x,y) will be?
x changes
In a reflection over the line y = x, the point (x,y) changes to?
(y,x)
In a reflection over the line y = x, the point (x,y) changes to?
swap
What is a translation tranformation?
Where an object is moved a certain number of unites either left or right and then either up or down.
What is a translation tranformation?
to translate is to have the same thing in a different place
How is a translation expressed?
As: Ta,b where a is the number of horizontal units and b is the number of vertical units.
How is a translation expressed?
T what?
What does Ta,b mean?
The point (x,y) moves to (x+a,y+b)
What does Ta,b mean?
units to be moved
How is a reflection expressed?
As:R?-axis where the ? is the axis of reflection (y,x, y=x, or others)
How is a reflection expressed?
R what?
How are transformations notated?
Over an arrow drawn from the original object coordinates to the new object coordinates
How are transformations notated?
point
What is a rotation transformation?
Object is roatated or turned a particular number of degrees around a central point, often the origin.
What is a rotation transformation?
move in circles
How is a rotation transformation notated?
Rot? or just R? where ? is the degrees it is rotated.
How is a rotation transformation notated?
degrees are important
What direction is a positive rotation?
counter-clockwise
What direction is a positive rotation?
against time
What direction is a negative rotation?
clockwise
What direction is a negative rotation?
with time
A rotation in the positive or negative is the same as how many degrees in the opposite?
360-the rotation degrees
A rotation in the positive or negative is the same as how many degrees in the opposite?
circle - rot
A rotation of 90degrees transforms the point (x,y) to?
(-y,x)
A rotation of 90degrees transforms the point (x,y) to?
swap with front neg
A rotation of 180degrees transforms the point (x,y) to?
(-x,-y)
A rotation of 180degrees transforms the point (x,y) to?
same but opposite signs
A rotation of -90degrees transforms the point (x,y) to?
(y,-x)
A rotation of -90degrees transforms the point (x,y) to?
swap with rear neg
What is a dilation transformation?
A change in the size (but not the proportions) and possibly the origin of the object using a center and a scale factor.
What is a dilation transformation?
enlarge or shrink
What is the only type of transformation that does not preserve the size of the object?
Dilation
What is the only type of transformation that does not preserve the size of the object?
increase or decrease
A dilation D with scale factor c changes the pint (x,y) to?
(c*x,c*y)
A dilation D with scale factor c changes the pint (x,y) to?
Just adjust the points by multiplying
What is the notation for a dilation tranformation?
D? where ? is the scale factor
What is the notation for a dilation tranformation?
multiply
What does an algebraic expression contain?
Numbers, variables, and operations to state a relationship
What does an algebraic expression contain?
What 3 things are in every single expression
What is an equation?
Two algebraic expressions set equat to each other.
What is an equation?
=
What is a defined operation?
An operation in which symbols (any ones, even odd ones) are used to represent algebraic expressions. Essentially you just sub in values into the script to spit out a number
What is a defined operation?
Sub in for characters.
What are numbers called in algebra?
Constants
What are numbers called in algebra?
what doesn't change?
What is a algebraic constant?
Numbers
What is a algebraic constant?
what doesn't change?
What are letters representing unknown quantities called in algebra?
Variables
What are letters representing unknown quantities called in algebra?
What changes?
What is an algebraic variable?
Letters representing unknown quantities.
What is an algebraic variable?
What does change?
What is the number that appears in front of a variable called?
Coefficient
What is the number that appears in front of a variable called?
helping efficiency
What is an algebraic coefficient?
A numbers that appears in front of a variable.
What is an algebraic coefficient?
attaches to variables
What is a polynomial?
Algebraic expressions containing terms created by the product of constants and variables.
What is a polynomial?
poly = many, nomial = expressions
What is a monomial?
A single term in algebra
What is a monomial?
examples: 3, 4x, -6ab, 24(x^2)y
What is a bi or tri nomial?
algebraic terms sperated by addition and subtraction
What is a bi or tri nomial?
examples bi: a+b, 3x-4yz
examples tri: x^2+3x-4
What does the phrase like terms mean?
It refers to polynomial terms that contain exactly the same variables and exponents
What does the phrase like terms mean?
things that can be matched/combined
How do you multiply a monomial by a monmial?
Multiply the coefficients and then follow the rules for multiplying the exponents of like bases (add exponents.)
How do you multiply a monomial by a monmial?
Example: 3(x^2)+4(x^3)=12(x^5)
How do you multiply a monomial by a polynomial?
Use the distributive property then simplify.
How do you multiply a monomial by a polynomial?
Example:6(y^2)*(2y+3) = 12(y^4)+18(y^3)
How do you multiply a binomial by a binomial?
Use the distributive property known as FOIL
How do you multiply a binomial by a binomial?
first, outer, inner, last
What does FOIL mean?
First: multiply the first term in each binomial
Outer: multiply the outer term in each binomial
Inner: multiply the inner terms in each binomial
Last: multiply the last term in each binomial.
What does FOIL mean?
first, outer, inner, last
What is the factor or a number or expression?
The pieces of the number or expression that multiply together to form the expression.
What is the factor or a number or expression?
parts
What is the factor of the difference between two perfect squares?
x^2-a^2=(x-a)(x+a)
What is the factor of the difference between two perfect squares?
each square root plus/minus
How do you factor a factorable polynomial?
a(x^2)+bx+c
If a = 1, then the constant terms of the factors have a sum of b and a product of c, if a isn't 1, use the factors of c with trial and error to find the factors. Remember that not all trinomials are factorable.
How do you factor a factorable polynomial?
a(x^2)+bx+c
plus and product
What is a perfect square trinomial?
It has two equal binomial factors and are either: (x^2)+2ax+(a^2) or (x^2)-2ax+(a^2)
What is a perfect square trinomial?
all positive or positive negative
What is the factor of (x^2)+2ax+(a^2)?
(x+a)^2
What is the factor of (x^2)+2ax+(a^2)?
positive square
What is the factor of (x^2)-2ax+(a^2)?
(x-a)^2
What is the factor of (x^2)-2ax+(a^2)?
negative square
What must you do to factor an expression completly?
Factor out the GCF, if it exists. Factor the difference between two squares. Factor the trinomial into two binomials (FOIL)
What must you do to factor an expression completly?
all the way to base elements
What is a rational expression?
An expression that may involve constants and variables in the form a/b, where b cannot equal 0.
What is a rational expression?
fraction
How do you simplify rational expressions?
Factor both numerator and denominator and then cancel like factors.
How do you simplify rational expressions?
factor to cancel
What is the factor of (x-a)/(a-x)?
-1
What is the factor of (x-a)/(a-x)?
cross simplifying
What is the goal when solving an equation?
Isolate the variable
What is the goal when solving an equation?
need only one
What should you do to solve an equation?
Simplify each side of the equation separately by applying the distributive property and combining like terms. Move the variable to one side of the equation. Perform the inverse operations of either addition or subtraction. Perform the inverse operations of multiplication or division. Check your answer by substituting the value of the variable into the original equation.
What should you do to solve an equation?
Simplify, Isolate, PEMDAS, Check
What is the substitution method for solving a system of equations?
Solve one equation for one variable (ie x) the substitute into the other equation to solve for the other variable (ie y), then substitute the answer back into the first equation to solve for the first variable.
What is the substitution method for solving a system of equations?
put one equation into the other
What is the elimination method for solving a system of equations?
Multiply one equation by a factor that will allow like terms to be eleminated across both equations when the equations are added together, isolating one variable for solving, then put that variable back into the original equation.
What is the elimination method for solving a system of equations?
multiply then add the equations together.
What is a quadratic equation?
ax^2 + bx + c = 0 where a is not zero
What is a quadratic equation?
square, times, plus
What does ax^2 + bx + c = 0 represent?
A quadratic equation
What does ax^2 + bx + c = 0 represent?
square, times, plus
What type of solutions do quadratic equations have?
Two solutions that are unequal, or two solutation that are equal, or no solution
What type of solutions do quadratic equations have?
3 possabilities, uneq, eq, ns
What is the quadratic formula?
x = [-b+-(sqrt(b^2-4ac))]/2a
What is the quadratic formula?
free falling or pop goes the weasel
What is this formula:
x = [-b+-(sqrt(b^2-4ac))]/2a ?
Quadratic equation
What is this formula:
x = [-b+-(sqrt(b^2-4ac))]/2a ?
free falling or pop goes the weasel
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