# 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 –6
*x*, 21*y,* - the product of two or more variables: e.g.
*a*2,*xy*, 3*y*2, 5*xy*

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.

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