Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 3 - Section 3.1 - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check - Page 169: 8


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Work Step by Step

Terms that contain the same variable(s) are called like terms. Like terms can be combined by summing the coefficients. Terms that do not contain the same variable(s) are unlike terms and cannot be combined through addition.
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