A polynomial made up of TWO terms. For example, 5x + 4xyz

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Coefficient

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A number used to multiply a variable

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Variable

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A symbol for an unknown number, usually a letter such as x or y.

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<

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Less than

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Inequality

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Any of the symbols <, >, ≤, or ≥.
A mathematical sentence using any of the symbols <, >, ≤, or ≥.

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=

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Equals, equal to

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Exponent

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A number that shows the index, or power, which indicates how many times to use a value in a multiplication.

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Expression

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A group of terms separated by + or - signs. (4x-7)

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Polynomial

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An expression of one or more terms that can have constants, variables, and exponents (0 or more--no negative exponents) and can be combined using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division but cannot be divided by a variable.

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>

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Greater than

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Constant

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A number on its own (without a variable attached to it)

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Like Terms

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Terms whose variable and their exponents are the same. (1/3)xy -2xy and 6xy are all like terms because the variables are the same (xy)

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Operator

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A symbol (x, +, -, ÷) used to show an operation (multiply, divide, add, subtract)

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Monomial

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A polynomial made up of ONE term.

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Term

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a single number or a variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together (such as 4x or 7)

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Trinomial

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A polynomial made up of THREE terms. For example, 5x + 4xyz - 12

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Equation

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A mathematical statement that shows that 2 expressions are equal. (4x-7=15)