Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Basic Rules of Algebra - Exercise Set - Page 54: 79


A term is a number, a variable, or a number times several variables. (please see step-by-step for details and examples)

Work Step by Step

The terms of an algebraic expressions are those parts separated by addition. It can be a number, a variable, or a number times some variables. The numerical part of a term is called its coefficient. If a term is written without a coefficient, the coefficient is understood to be 1 A term that consists of just a number is called a constant term. The parts of each term that are multiplied are called the factors of the term Examples $3,$ $3a,$ $3ab,$ $2xyzw,$ $a,$ $ab...$
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