Online Math Dictionary: K

Easy to understand math definitions for K-Algebra mathematics
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kilobyte kilogram kilometer
kilowatt kite Klein Bottle


A kilobyte is 1000 bytes (which is a unit of measurement for data on computers).  Kilo means "a thousand of."

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A kilogram is 1000 grams.  It is the weight of a special platinum rod  in Paristhat is used as the standard unit of measure for the metric system.  A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.  Kilo means "a thousand of."
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A kilometer is 1000 meters (a unit to measure length in the metric system).  A kilometer is about 3280 feet.  Kilo means "a thousand of."
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A kilowatt is 1000 watts and is a unit of measure for electrical power.  Kilo means "a thousand of."
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A kite is a quadrilateral that has two sets of adjacent sides that are the same length (congruent) and one set of opposites angles that are congruent.

For more info and the properties of kites, check out my kite reference page.


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Klein Bottle
A Klein bottle is a special bottle that only has one side.  Most bottles have and inside and as outside.  In a Klein bottle, the "inside" and the "outside" are the same side! 

Klein bottle

In the picture, start at the A on the "outside" of the bottle and follow the green arrows...  You end up thinking you are on the inside, but you're still on the same surface you started on!