# How may terms are in 5x^ { 4} + 6x ^ { 3} - 2x + 7?

May 14, 2018

4 terms

#### Explanation:

Each term is a mathematical expression. The exponents or variables in each term makes it separate. For example, ${x}^{4}$ is not the same as ${x}^{3}$, because they cannot be combined, like $x$ and $x$ to form $2 x$.

$5 {x}^{4}$
$6 {x}^{3}$
$- 2 x$
$7$

Each are their own term because they cannot be combined into like terms.