# Algebraic

Pronunciation: /ˌæl.dʒəˈbreɪ.ɪk/ Explain

Algebraic means having to do with algebra, or using the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.

• An algebraic expression is an expression that uses the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.
• An algebraic equation equates algebraic expressions.
• An algebraic function is a function whose rule is an algebraic expression.
• An algebraic identity is an algebraic equation that is true for all values of the variables, such as (x + y)(xy) = x2 - y2.
• An algebraic number is a number that is a root of a polynomial with rational coefficients.
• An algebraic operation is one of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.
• An algebraic representation is a representation that uses algebra such as a coordinate graph.
1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, algebraic. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 12. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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• algebraic. Dictionary.com. Random House, Inc. 6/19/2018. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/algebraically.

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