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Loss

Negative profit.

 

Long division of polynomials

Write the dividend and divisor in descending powers of the variable. Insert place holders with zero coefficients for missing powers of the variable. Perform the long division of the polynomials as you would with integers. Continue the process until the degree of the remainder is less than the degree of the divisor.

 

Linear inequality in two variables

An inequality that can be written in one of the standard forms: $ax + by < c,{\rm{ }}ax + by > c,{\rm{ }}ax + by \le c,{\rm{ }}ax + by \ge c.$

 

Linear inequality in one variable

An inequality that can be written in one of the following standard forms: $ax < b,\;ax > b,\;ax \le b,\;ax \ge b$.

 

Linear equation in two variables

An equation that can be written in the standard form \(ax + by = c\).
 

Linear equation in one variable

An equation that can be written in the standard form $ax + b = 0$.

 

Like terms

Two terms are both constant terms or if they have the same variable factor(s).

 

Less than

When comparing any two real numbers on the real number line, if $a$ is to the left of $b$, then $a$ is less than $b$, which is written as $a < b$.

 

Least common multiple

The smallest of the common multiples of two or more nonzero whole numbers.

 

Least common denominator

The least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions.

 

Leading coefficient

The number $a_n$ in a polynomial of $x$.

 
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