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Beat the Computer!. Intermediate Algebra Vocabulary for Unit 1. Directions: A slide will appear with a term Say the definition aloud before the computer can answer (5 sec.) You will hear a sound when the slide changes. opposite or additive inverse. opposite.

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Beat the Computer!

Intermediate Algebra

Vocabulary for Unit 1

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


  • Directions:

  • A slide will appear with a term

  • Say the definition aloudbefore thecomputer can answer (5 sec.)

  • You will hear a sound when the slide changes

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


opposite

or

additive inverse

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Opposite
opposite

the opposite of a is -a

Opposites:

4, -4 -5.6, 5.6 0,0

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


reciprocal

or

multiplicative inverse

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Reciprocal
reciprocal

the reciprocal of a is

Reciprocals:

4, -5.6, 0,none

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


absolute value of a real number

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Absolute value
absolute value

the distance from zero on the number line

4

2

-12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


solution of an equation

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Solution of an equation
solution of an equation

a number that makes the equation true

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


compound inequality

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Compound inequality
compound inequality

a pair of inequalities joined by “and” or “or”

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


absolute value of a number x

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Absolute value1
absolute value

If x  0, then x = x.

If x  0, then x = -x.

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


extraneous solution

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Extraneous solution
extraneous solution

a solution of an equation derived from an original equation that is not a solution of the original equation

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


tolerance

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


Tolerance specifies allowable ranges in measurements
tolerance specifies allowable ranges in measurements

one half the difference between the maximum and minimum values

Chris Giovanello, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2004


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