Posted by **Sally** on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:39pm.

what are like terms and why are they used because i need to write a page of notes and i am only give a few sentences?

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**Ariel**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 10:44pm
like terms are terms that look the same.

ex: 2x+3-2=12

the +3 and the -2 are like terms so you can combine them together.

2x-1=12

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**Moira**, Monday, November 17, 2008 at 12:37pm
it would actually be 2x+1 not 2x-1 because +3-2 is equal to +1.

and yes you can combine them together.

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