a number’s distance from zero on a number line; the value of a number disregarding its sign
a symbol, typically a letter, that stands in for a mathematical value
a numerical factor present in front of a term
a type of solution that is obtained from the original problem but does not work as a solution when checked
model used to predict the outcome of one or multiple events
all possible outcomes of an event
relationship between values where each value in the domain is paired with only one element in the range
test to determine whether a relation is a function based on its graph
set of inputs (x-coordinates) in a relation
set of outputs (y-coordinates) in a relation
highest or lowest point a graph reaches
ratio describing the relationship between a vertical change in response to a horizontal change; “rise over run”
a transformation that a figure undergoes where it moves about its center of rotation
a figure after it undergoes a transformation
the original version of a figure before it undergoes a transformation
a transformation that alters the size of a figure
a set of numbers isolated by brackets
a type of matrix that contains the same number of columns and rows
a line that runs through the middle of a parabola and splits it into symmetrical parts
graph of a quadratic function; curve that points upward or downward
point of a parabola that the axis of symmetry runs through
variable for imaginary number that is the squareroot of -1
a function that contains a quadratic term, linear term, and a constant term
another word for x-intercept of a function or root of an equation
the number of times a number is repeated
determined by the exponent of a variable
pairs of terms that have different signs in the middle
selection made where order does not play a role
arrangement made in which order matters
a shortcut for long division of polynomials that can only be used when dividing by a linear term
located under the radical sign; value you take the root of
indicates degree of root
set of equations that have a common variable
type of system that has one solution
type of system that has infinitely many solutions
type of system that has no solutions
type of systems that have the same solution(s)
value of the expression under the radical sign in the quadratic formula
simplifying an expression to its key factors

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