## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

three terms; $-3x^2$ and $2x$ are variable terms with coefficients $-3$ and $2$; $-8$ is a constant term.
Variable terms include a variable, and constant terms cannot change. $-3x^2+2x-8$ three terms; $-3x^2$ and $2x$ are variable terms with coefficients $-3$ and $2$; $-8$ is a constant term.