This presentation is to define all terms involving solving equations.

Variable: a symbol or letter that represents one or more numbers.

**Factor: Factors are numbers we can multiply together to get another number.**

Distributive property: The Distributive Property is an algebra property which is used to multiply a single term and two or more terms inside a set of parentheses.

Simplify: To reduce (an equation, fraction, etc) to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors

Constant: a constant is a number on its own.

Expression: An algebraic expression is a mathematical phrase that can contain ordinary numbers, variables (like x or y) and operators (like add,subtract,multiply, and divide).

Equation: a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (indicated by the sign =).

Equivalent: Multiplying the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same nonzero whole number will change that fraction into an equivalent fraction