Definition of Terms Algebra

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Absolute Value – the absolute value of x is the distance from zero to x on a number line, denoted │x│, always a positive integer. Axis of Symmetry – a line that divides a plane figure or a graph into two congruent halves.Compound Inequality –

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Absolute Value the absolute value of x is the distance from zero to x on a number line, denoted x, always a positive integer.Axis of Symmetry a line that divides a plane figure or a graph into two congruent halves.Compound Inequality two inequalities that are combined into one statement by the word and or orCoordinate Plane a plane that is divided into four regions by a horizontal line called the x-axis and a vertical line called the y-axis.Direct Variation a linear relationship between two variables, x and y, that can be written in the form y = kx, where k is a nonzero constant, its graph crosses the origin.Exponent the number that indicates how many times the base is used as a factor.Independent System a system of equations that has exactly one solution.Inequality a statement that compares two expressions by using one of the following signs: , , , , or .Irrational Number a real number that cannot be expresses as the ratio of two integers.Linear Equation in One Variable an equation that can be written in the form ax = b where a and b are constants and a 0.Linear Inequality in One Variable an inequality that can be written in one of the following forms: a0x b, ax b, ax b, ax b, or ax b, where a and b are constants and a 0.Monomial a number or a product of whole numbers and variables with whole-number exponents, or a polynomial with only one term.Parabola the shape o

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