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Homework Help: math

Posted by shawn on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 5:31pm.

when you are multiplying an equation how do you find like terms


The ones that look alike. The numbers are like terms such as 4 or 8 or 10. The variables are like terms such as 4x or 9x or 3x but both of these like terms are different still from say 4x^2 or 19x^3. Another way to look at it that numbers are one kind of like terms, all of the xs will be like terms, all of the ys will be like terms, all of the x^2 values will be alike, etc. I hope this helps.

like terms are the same ie 3x and 8x are like, 8x^2 and 3x are not. the "X" must match and the power must match.

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