Like Terms in Algebra
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What are like terms in Algebra?
Like terms in algebra are terms containing the same variables raised to the same exponent (or power). Like terms may have different coefficients. Example 1 2 x , 3 x , (1/2) x , 0.1 x are all like terms since they contain the same (one) variable x to the same power 1.(Remember x = x^{1}) Example 2 2 x and 4 x^{2} are not like terms since they contain the same (one) variable x but not to the same power: the power of x in the term 2 x is equal to 1 and the power of x in the term 4 x^{2} is 2. Example 3  (1/2) x y^{2} and 8 x y^{2} are like terms since they contain the same variable x and y to the same power: the power of x is 1 in both terms and the power of y is 2 in both terms. Example 4 5 x^{3} y^{2} , 11 x y^{2} are not like terms since they contain the same variable x and y BUT not to the same power: the power of x in the term 5 x^{3} y^{2} is 3 and the power of x in the term 11 x y^{2} is 1. Multiple Choice Questions

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