# Best Math Terms

### The Top Ten

Variable

A variable is an alphabetic character representing a number which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown. - Ajkloth

Equation

An equation is a mathematical statement that two things are equal. It consists of two expressions, one on each side of an equals sign. - Ajkloth

Coefficient

A coefficient is a multiplicative factor in some term of an expression; it is usually a number, but in any case does not involve any variables of the expression. - Ajkloth

Expression

Expression is the Mathematical language for expressing things and objects in terms of variables and constants. It led to the efficient use of equations which in turn led to breaking down of physical laws into simple expressions. Expressions can be twisted, modified and simplified through use of equations, so that it can be expressed in computable forms. Physical laws are statements which are easy to understand; mathematical expressions are mathematical statements that can be computed easily through use of minimum variables. Thus the importance of expressions cannot be ignored. - Kiteretsunu

An Expression is a mathematical phrase that combines numbers and/or variables using mathematical operations. - Ajkloth

Why did I not put this in the remix? Wildhawk, you moron! - PositronWildhawk

L agree with youâ†’

Simplify

Simplifying means reducing the process to come up with the right answer. Questions especially in algebra are often required to be simple form. - Ajkloth

Integral

Helps you understand change.

Very important, but solving it can be a challenge ;)
And although we know the integral before hundreds of years, we still can't integrate everything (like the Gaussian bell curve) - Flav

Evaluate

Means to calculate the value of - Ajkloth

Exponential
Inequality

An inequality says that two values are not equal - Ajkloth

Differential

### The Contenders

Logarithm
Integer

A number with no fractional part. - Ajkloth

Reciprocal
Slope

A number that describes both the direction and the steepness of the line. - Ajkloth

Factorial
Riemann-Zeta
Inverse Operation

The operation that reverses the effect of another operation. - Ajkloth

Recursion
Infinity