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 Math Glossary A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z Face - The face refers to the shape that is bounded by the edges on a 3 dimensional object. Factor - A number that will divide into another number exactly. (The factors of 10 are 1, 2 and 5). Factoring - The process of breaking numbers down into all of their factors. Factorial Notation - Often in combinatorics, you will be required to multiply consecutive numbers. The symbol used in factorial notation is ! When you see x!, the factorial of x is needed. Factor Tree - A graphical representation showing the factors of a specific number. Fibonacci Sequence - A sequence whereby each number is the sum of the two numbers preceding it. Figure - Two dimensional shapes are often referred to as figures. Finite - Not infinite. Finite has an end. Flip - A refllection of a two dimensional shape, a mirror image of a shape. Formula - A rule that describes the relationship of two or more variables. An equation stating the rule. Fraction - A way of writing numbers that are not whole numbers. The fraction is written like 1/2. Frequency - The number of times an event can happen in a specific period of times. Often used in probability. Furlong - A unit of measurement - the side length of one square of an acre. One furlong is approximately 1/8 of a mile, 201.17 meters and 220 yards.

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