## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

This statement is $\color{red}{\text{FALSE}}$.
Like terms are terms having exactly the same variable and degree of each variable for each term. In this item, the variable of the first term is $r^2s$ while the second is $rs^2$. Therefore, they are not like terms, and this statement is $\color{red}{\text{FALSE}}$.