Like Terms

Like Terms

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  • Excuse me Mrs. Smith. I have a question.
  • Yes Cynthia. What's your questions?
  • Okay! Can you tell me what Like Terms are and how to collect them?
  • Why of course. I am a math teacher.
  • Okay! Now that know what like terms are, can you tell me how to collect them
  • So like terms are terms that have the same variable and the same exponent
  • Can I please have an example. This is is way too confusing right now
  • Ok! To collect like term you add or subtract the like terms in a term.
  • Ok! Lets say in the terms 2x+5x+6t-3x you want to collect the like terms.
  • What you do is take the sign in front of the like term and add or subtract
  • So that would make the new term with the combined like term 4x+6t
  • Thank you so much for helping me understand like term. Now I am sure to pass that math test.
  • Right you are! That's how you collect like terms.
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