Math Vocabulary

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  1. What is a sum?
    The sum is the answer to an addition question.

  2. What is a difference?
    The difference is the answer to a subtraction problem.

  3. What is a product?
    The product is the answer to a multiplication problem.

  4. What is a quotient?
    The quotient is the answer to a division problem.

  5. What is a divisor?
    The number that another number will be divided by. The number outside of the box.
  6. What is a dividend?
    The number that is being divided by another number. The number that is inside the box.
  7. What is a prime number?
    A number that only has factors of one and itself.

    2, 3, 7, 9
  8. What is a composite number?
    A number that has more than 2 factors.

    4, 6, 8, 10
  9. What is an odd number?
    A number that is not divisible by 2 or cannot go into evenly is an odd number.

    1, 3, 5, 7, 9
  10. What is an even number?
    An even number is divisible by 2 and can be gone into evenly.

    2, 4, 6, 8, 10
  11. What is a greatest common factor? (GCF)
    The GCF is the largest number that both of your numbers have in common.

    The GCF of 16 and 24 is 8
  12. What is a least common multiple? (LCM)
    The LCM is the smallest number that both of your numbers go into. The LCM is also the product.
  13. What is a factor?
    A factor(s) are what goes into the number you have.

    Factors of 12: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12
  14. What is a multiple?
    A multiple is a product of two numbers.

    Multiples of 12: 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84
  15. What is a numerator?

    The numerator is the number on top of the fraction and it tells you how many parts are in the fraction.
  16. What is a denominator?
    The denominator is the number on the bottom of the fractions and it tells how many pieces are in all.

  17. What is a mixed number?
    A mixed number is basically a whole and then a fraction.

    5 1/2
  18. What is a improper fraction?
    An improper fraction is where the top number(numerator) is bigger than the bottom number(denominator)

  19. What is a common denominator?
    When your adding or subtracting fractions your denominator has to be the same and that is called a common denominator.

    3/5+1/4= /20
  20. What does simplify mean?

    When you simplify a fraction it means to break it down into its lowest form using factors.
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Math Vocabulary
2013-09-23 01:27:22

Math vocabulary with definitions
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