# How do you identify the terms, like terms, coefficients and constants in each expression 11q-5+2q-7?

##### 1 Answer

May 25, 2016

#### Answer:

Terms: **11q** - **5** + **2q** - **7**

Like terms: 11q and 2q are like terms. 5 and 7 are like terms.

Coefficients: **11** q - 5 + **2** q - 7

Constants: 11q - **5** + 2q - **7**

See below for why

#### Explanation:

Terms are the things between the operation symbols: 11q, 5, 2q, 7

Variables are letters: 'q' in '11q' and 'q' in '2q'

Coefficients are numbers that multiply variables: '11' in '11q' and '2' in '2q'

Constants are lone numbers.

Like terms are terms that have their variables raised to the same power.

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