### Short Algebra Puzzle

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</p><p> credits: mathwords.com, dictionary.com, Painless Algebra by: Lynette Long, quadratic formula. (n.d.). The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved September 03, 2006, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=quadratic formula

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Across
3.a letter that is used in place of a number
6.A quantity shaped as an arrow with both magnitude and direction
7.a term with no variable
8.A technique for distributing two binomials
10.has two unlike terms with either an addition or subtraction sign
12.in this property, the sum will always stay the same no matter what numbers you add on either side of the equations
13.the difference between a number and the origin(0)
14.a first-order equation involving two variables: its graph is a straight line in the Cartesian coordinate system.
Down
1.The formula x = [-b (b2 - 4ac)]/2a, used to compute the roots of a quadratic equation.
2.A conic section which is essentially a stretched circle.
4.any numbers that can be expressed as p over q or p/q
5.consisting of or characterized by two or more names or terms
9.has one term
11.the result of an algebraic expression

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