How many terms are there in the expression 2x -5y + 3 + x?

1 Answer
Feb 12, 2017

Answer:

#color(green)4# terms

Explanation:

The terms of a mathematical expression are the sub-components which are separated by plus or minus signs,

Thus
#color(white)("XXX")underbrace(2x)_(1)- underbrace(5y)_2+underbrace(3)_3+underbrace(x)_4color(white)(underbrace("XXXX")_color(black)(=4" terms"))#

Note that by combining the terms #2x# and #x# this could be reduced to an expression in #3# terms.