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Because Imperial Units are based on ten

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A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial

A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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Two measurements often used interchangeably are?

Cubic centimetres and millilitres.


Why is the data that scientists gather typically in mathematical figures?

Data is often measurements, which are expressed in numbers


What are the uses for fractions?

Measurements (think tools and carpentry) They also develop in equations and formulae E.g. Distance = Speed X Time, or D = ST Therefore S = T / D or T D (Meant to be an underscore under the T but it's not available.) You can often use fractions as a division method, by factors and cancelling. Eg: 288/48 = 144/24 = 72/12 = 6. I simply divided the numerator and denominator by 2 until I gained a division easily carried out mentally.


What is ratio and proportion?

A ratio, similar to a proportion, is the value of one number or measurement in relation to another, and is often symbolized as x:y, x/y, or "x to y." Conceptually, ratios can be thought of as fractions and are often simplified the same way. For instance, if a cocktail recipe calls for 2 oz. of liquor for every 4 oz. of juice, the ratio of liquor to juice is 2:4, 2/4, or "2 to 4." However, 2:4 will almost always be simplified, in a similar way that fractions are, and written as 1:2. The main difference between the simplification methods of ratios vs. fractions is that for fractions, a value such as 10/6 will often be reduced to 1 2/3, whereas ratios will never pull an integer out of a fraction like that. In this particular case, the ratio would be 5:3, 5/3, or "5 to 3," not 1 2/3:3. The subtle, but meaningful difference in the usage of the terms proportion and ratio is that proportions often imply the combined totality of the two values or measurements you're relating as opposed to ratios, which are used to describe the values' relative independence. For example, you would say, "equal proportions," "directly proportional," and "inversely proportional," but you wouldn't say, "equal ratios," "directly rational," or "inversely rational."


What is one step when multiplying fractions?

Multiplication of fractions is similar to multiplication of whole numbers. Often, multiplication of fractions can be made easier by first performing cancellation. Cancellation involves dividing both a numerator and a denominator by the same number. This is the same as dividing a fraction by one, and so it does not alter the answer. When cancelling, cross out the old terms and write in the new terms.

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