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

$-a^2b,4a^2,-8b, \text{ and }17$
Algebraic terms are separated by a plus or minus sign. Hence, the terms of the given expression, $-a^2b+4a^2-8b+17 ,$ are \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -a^2b,4a^2,-8b, \text{ and }17 .\end{array}