Middle School Math Vocabulary
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algebraic expression
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 a mathematical expression that contains at least one variable
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2
equation
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 A mathematical sentence that contains an equal (=) sign.
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3
inequality
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 A statement that compares two quantities using <, >, ≤,≥, or ≠
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inverse operations
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 mathematical operations that do the exact opposite of each other; they undo each other (addition and subtraction, for example)
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open sentence
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 an equation with one or more variables
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algebraic equation
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 an equation that contains at least one variable
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7
solution of an equation
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 value for a variable that makes an equation true
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solution of an inequality
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 a value that makes an inequality true
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variable
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 a letter or symbol that represents (or takes the place of) a number
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