# 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**

**Addition**

**Subtraction**

**Multiplication**

**Division**

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