Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check: 8



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Like terms contain the same variables raised to the same powers. For example, 3x and -8x are like terms, because they contain the same variable x and are raised to the same power. 3x and 4y are not like terms, because they contain different variables. 3x and $3x^{2}$ are not like terms. Although they contain the same variable, they are not raised to the same powers.
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