# How do you identify the terms, like terms, coefficients, and constants in the expression: #8y-3+y#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 9, 2016

"Terms" in a maths expression are like words in an English sentence.

Terms are separated by

The signs do not count if they are:

- in a bracket
- in a fraction
- under a root

The numerical coefficient of a term is the number at the front.