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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?

  • math -

    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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    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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