Writing Equations (explanation
Equation or Expression?
labeling expressions and equations
Academic Vocabulary 1
Academic Vocabulary 1
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5 - y 

five minus y

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x - 3

expression

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What are the variables in the equation 5x + y = 10

x, y

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The answer to a division problem 

quotient

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the answer to a multiplication problem

product

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7x + 11

seven times x plus eleven

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x-3=19

equation

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What is  the coefficient in the expression 55 - 3y

3

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What does squared mean in math?

exponent of two to the second power

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the answer to an addition problem

sum

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8x2  + 2y = 10

eight times x squared plus two times y equals ten

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3x+ 7y - 44


expression 

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What is the constant in the expression 4x +7y - 17

17

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What does total mean in math 

to add

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What does less mean in math?

subtraction 

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4y2 + 7x - 3 = 16

four times y squared plus seven times x minus 3 equals sixteen 

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4x3 - y 

expression

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What are the terms in the equation 44 = 7x + 3y - 1

44, 7, 3, 1

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a number that is multiplied with a variable

coefficient

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a letter used to represent an unspecified number

variable

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6- y2 + 7 

six cubed minus y squared plus seven 

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y = 5x + 78

equation 

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What are the coefficients in the equation 7y = 3y - x 

7, 3, 1

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term that has no variable

constant

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What does cubed mean in math?

exponent of three to the third power

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