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

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# Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.7 Polynomials in Several Variables - 4.7 Exercise Set - Page 283: 1

#### Answer

Thus, $2x^2y$ and $5x^2y$ are like terms.

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: In a polynomial, like terms are terms that have exactly the same variables and variables' exponents. Examples: $2xy, 5xy$; $2x^2, 3x^2$; $3x^2yz, -9x^2yz$ Thus, $2x^2y$ and $5x^2y$ are like terms.

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