# Terms

The terms can be constant, variable or product or quotient of numbers and variables.

For example:

(i) 5 is a term , which is a constant

(ii) x is a term, which is a variable

(iii) 7x is a term, which is a product of a constant and a variable.

(iv) xy is a term, which is a product of two variables.

(v) 5ab is a term, which is a product of a constant and two variables.

(vi) 4/y is a term, which is a quotient of a constant and a variable.

(vii) x/y is a term, which is a quotient of two variables.

(viii) a/5 is a term, which is a quotient of a variable and a constant.

Factors of the terms:

When the numbers and literals are multiplied, we get the product then,

• Each quantity multiplied is called the factor of the product.

• Constant denotes the numerical factor.

• Variable denotes the literal factor.

For examples:

Write all the factors of 7mn.

7, m, n, 7m, 7n, mn, 7mn are the factors of 7mn.

Here, 7 is the numerical factor and m, n, mn are the literal factors.

Like Terms

Addition of Like Terms

Subtraction of Like Terms

Unlike Terms

Addition of Unlike Terms

Subtraction of Unlike Terms

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