# What is an example of like and unlike terms?

## What is an example of like and unlike terms?

Like terms : The terms having the same literal (variable) with same exponents are called Like terms. Example: 1) 12x and -5x 2) 4×2 and ½ x2. Unlike terms : The terms having the same variable with different exponents or different variable with same exponents are called Unlike terms.

## What is an example of a terms?

What is a term? A term can be a constant or a variable or both in an expression. In the expression, 3a + 8, 3a and 8 are terms. Here is another example, in which 5x and 7 are terms that form the expression 5x + 7.

**What are only like terms?**

Like terms can be defined as terms that contain the same variables raised to the same power. Only the numerical coefficients are different. We combine like terms to short and simplify the algebraic expressions, so we can work with them more easily.

### What are 3 examples of like terms?

We call terms “like terms” if they have the same variable part. For example, 4 x 4x 4x and 3 x 3x 3x are like terms, but 4 x 4x 4x and 3 w 3w 3w are not like terms.

### Are 5x and 4xy like terms?

The terms which do not have the same literal coefficients raised to the same powers are called dissimilar or unlike terms. Here, the like terms are 5x2y, – 9yx2 since each of them having the same literal coefficients x2y. And the unlike terms are 4xy2, – xy since each of them having the different literal coefficients.

**What is an example of a term in math?**

A term is a single mathematical expression. It may be a single number (positive or negative), a single variable ( a letter ), several variables multiplied but never added or subtracted. Examples of single terms: 3x is a single term. The “3” is a coefficient. The “x” is the variable.

#### Is 7x and 7y are like terms?

NO,Terms whose variables (such as x or y) with any exponents (such as the 2 in x2) are the same. 3×2 and −2×2 are like terms because they are both “x2”.

#### What is the meaning of like terms?

In algebra, like terms are terms that have the same variables and powers. The coefficients do not need to match. Unlike terms are two or more terms that are not like terms, i.e. they do not have the same variables or powers. The order of the variables does not matter unless there is a power.

**Which pair is an example of like terms?**