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I am in the 7th grade. In the equation -8y+6ab+7-3ab what are the coefficients; the like terms and constants? Thank you, Elizabeth |
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Hi Elizabeth, Let me look at a slightly different algebraic expression,
The
I could have said
but we usually don't write the plus sign when it is the first operation in an expression. Some of these terms have variables (letters) in them and some don't. The terms without variables are the
The terms that are not constants are a number followed by a letter or letters. These numbers before the letters are called
I hope this helps, Penny |