BASIC ALGEBRA GLOSSARY

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Half-Life When some entity experiences exponential decay (reduction or diminution) the times it takes to lose half of its size (or strength) is its Half-Life.
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Height Altitude.
How tall something is, measured in some perpendicular fashion to the "bottom" is its height.
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Hexahedron A six-faced polyhedron is termed a Hexahedron.
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High Quartile The 75th percentile.
Also upper quartile.
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High Quintile The 80th percentile; upper quintile.
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Horizontal Horizontal comes from orientation like the horizon; parallel to the "flat" surface of the earth; perpendicular to vertical.
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Hypotenuse The longest side of a right triangle is the Hypotenuse; it is always opposite the 90-degree angle (or right vertex).
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Hypothesis In a biconditional statement the hypothesis is followed by a conclusion.
In the scientific method, the hypothesis is the conjecture to be proved or disproved.
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