What are Like Terms ? Definition and Examples

Like terms are terms that have the same variable or terms that can be combined or added together.

Like terms

2 cars and 3 bikes are not like terms because you cannot combine or add them to get a sum.

You could also say that like terms have exactly the same variable factors or simply the same variables.

For example, 2c and 5c have the same variable factor that is c.

More examples of like terms

5x and 16x

14y and -2y

5 computers and 20 computers

4n and -4n

50 books and 20 books

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