Mathematical "L" Words
A point in the coordinate plane or in space with integer coordinates.
a right triangle
Either side of a right triangle that is on the right angle.
the legs of this right triangle.
to an angle
The side of the right triangle which is on the acute angle and is not
is NOT a leg.
is the leg adjacent to angle A.
is the leg opposite angle A.
The side of the right triangle which is not on the acute angle. (see above
Terms that involve the same variables raised to the same powers.
EX: 3x, 4x, and -16.8x are like terms as are .
equation in which the graph of the solutions is a line. An equation equivalent
to ax + b = y.
EX: 3x + 4 = 22
linear equation will have no variables with exponents higher than one.
that have a common side, and whose noncommon sides are opposite rays.
The points A and B along with the points on segment
A and B. Also called segments.
figure is said to posses line symmetry if it can be reflected onto of
itself over a given line.
The distance between two points measured along the segment or an arc joining
them. A dimension of a rectangle or rectangular solid.
NOTE: In Geometry
when you are discussing the length of a given segment symbolically,
you simply write the named of the segment's endpoints without
the segment bar on top.
read, "The length of segment AC is fourteen inches."
The value to which the terms of an infinite sequence get closer and closer
as one goes further and further out in the sequence.
An undefined geometric term. See Point-Line-Plane Postulate.
line over which a preimage is reflected. Also called reflecting line or
to a plane
A line perpendicular to every line in the plane which passes through the
point of intersection.
A volume or capacity in the metric system equal to 1000 cubic centimeters.
fraction written with the smallest possible whole numbers.
divides both numerator and denominator evenly, so the lowest term
fraction results after that division.
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