Like Terms or Similar Terms

Like Terms or Similar Terms - 2 , y 2 2 5x y,3x y ,

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Like Terms or Similar Terms Two or more monomials with identical variable expressions are called  like terms  or  similar terms.  The following are like terms, since their variable expressions are all  x 2   y x 2   y , –3  x 2   y The following are not like terms, since their variable expressions are not all the same:  –5  x 2   y 2 , 4  x 2   y In order to add monomials, they must be like terms.  Unlike terms cannot be added together . To add  like terms, follow this procedure. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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