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Scalar

Any real or complex number.

Scientific notation

In scientific notation, numbers appear as a number greater than or equal to 1 and less than 10 multiplied by some power of 10. For example, .

Segment

A part of a line or curve lying between two of its points.

Set

A set is a collection of objects, and these objects are called the elements of the set. In mathematics, we usually consider sets of numbers. For example, is the set of integers.

Sign

The positive or negative of a number, quantity or expression.

Similar

Two plane figures are similar if their corresponding angles are equal and their corresponding sides are in proportion.

Simplify

To reduce an expression to a simpler form.

Slope

The slope of a straight line is the ratio of the rise to the run of any two distinct points on the line or segment. Linear Equations

Solution set

The set of all solutions to an algebraic equation or system of equations..

Solve

To find the value or set of values of the variables that satisfy an equation or system of equations.

Linear Equations

Square

A plane geometric figure with four sides of equal length and four right angles ran equilateral rectangle.

Square bracket

Either of the pair of brackets, [ and ].

Removing Parenthesis

Squared

Raised to the second power, having exponent 2.

Square number

An integer that is a perfect square of another integer.

Square root

A number or quantity that when multiplied by itself is equal to a given number or quantity. For example -3 and 3 are square roots of 9, since (-3)2 and (3)2 are equal to 9.

Subtract

To calculate the difference between a pair of given quantities by subtraction.

Subtrahend

The number to be subtracted from another (the minuend).

Sum

The result of the addition of two or more expressions.

Summand

A number or quantity to be added to others.

Symbol

A letter or sign used to represent a number, quantity, function, etc. For example represents the ratio of circumference over its diameter, e represents the base of the natural logarithm, etc.

System

A set of equations or inequalities that are to be solved simultaneously.

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