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Algebra Basics: Combining Like Terms

In algebra, we will be dealing with "terms" most of the times. By definition, a term can be any of the following:

  • a CONSTANT like 2, 25, x,
  • the product of a number (which is called coefficient) and a variable like –6x, 21y,
  • the product of two or more variables: e.g. a2, xy, 3y2, 5xy

The video above describes the process of combining "like terms" to simplify an algebraic expressions. Please feel free to comment below or post questions if you need assistance.