ask |
to seek an answer to; inquire. [1/5 definitions] |

associative property |
in addition and multiplication, the characteristic that allows you to add or multiply a group of numbers in any order and get the same answer. For example, in multiplication, (5 x 2) x 7 is equal to (7 x 2) x 5. |

calculation |
the process of getting an answer to a number question by adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing. The answer that is reached at the end of this process can also be called a calculation. |

deduction |
the process of finding an answer by using what is already known to be true. [1/3 definitions] |

distributive property |
in mathematics, a characteristic of numbers that allows you to multiply a group of numbers and get the same answer you would get if you multiplied each member of the group and then combined the answers. For example, 4 x (8 + 1 + 5) is equal to (4 x 8) + (4 x 1) + (4 x 5). |

draw a blank |
to be unable to produce an idea, solution, or answer. [1/2 definitions] |

figure |
to find an answer to by using numbers; calculate. [1/10 definitions] |

figure out |
to find an answer to a problem or puzzling question by using the power of the mind. |

guess |
an opinion, estimate, or answer based on little or no information. [1/4 definitions] |

investigator |
a person who makes a careful search for information usually in order to answer a question. |

plead |
to give one's answer to a specific charge of having broken a law. [1/2 definitions] |

prompt |
swift to answer. [1/4 definitions] |

ready |
quick to answer, understand, or communicate. [1/6 definitions] |

reason |
to find (an answer) or conclude by thinking logically (often followed by out). [1/4 definitions] |

receptionist |
an office worker employed primarily to greet visitors, take telephone calls, and answer routine questions. |

reply |
to give an answer in words or writing. [3/4 definitions] |

respond |
to answer or give a reply, in words or otherwise. [1/2 definitions] |

response |
a written or spoken answer; reply. [1/2 definitions] |

solution |
an answer to or explanation of a problem. [1/4 definitions] |

solve |
to find or figure out an answer to. |

talk back |
to answer in a rude manner. |