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factorial notalion:

For each positive integer n, n! = n(n - 1)(n - 2) ... 3 x 2 x 1. Also,0! = 1.

field:

A set of numbers with two operations that has the closure, commutative, associative, identity, and inverse properties for addition and multiplication and distributive for multiplication over addition.

finite sequence:

A sequence that has a last term.

fitted line:

The line that best approximates the graph of the relationship between two vari- ables, if that relationship is nearly linear.

focus:

The fixed point or points (foci) used to define a conic section.

fractional equation:

An equation with a vari- able in the denominator of a fraction.

function:

A relation in which each element of the domain is paired with exactly one element of the range.

function notation:

Representing any number in the range of the function f as f(x). in which x is the corresponding number in the domain.

Note: The terms in this collection may not be entirely accurate.
They are for reference only.