My Math Forum What exactly makes a single term?

 Elementary Math Fractions, Percentages, Word Problems, Equations, Inequations, Factorization, Expansion

 June 1st, 2009, 01:21 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: May 2009 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 What exactly makes a single term? What are all the ways that you can have a single term? Can someone define term for me? Because when I think term I think they are talking about a single number but that's not right.
 June 1st, 2009, 02:54 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 895 Thanks: 0 Re: What exactly makes a single term? Nothing is added to or subtracted from it: 2, 2x, 3x^4y^7 are single term expressions. The expression 2 + 2x has two terms. 2 is the first, and 2x is the second. 2 + 2x - 3x^4y^7 has three terms. The third is -3x^4y^7 Although 2x + 2x is an expression with two terms, they can be combined to form an expression with one term. And so you might talk about "distinct" terms in an expression. For your prior question: a + a/b is an expression with two terms. Each term in an expression is added or subtracted from the rest. In this case, "a" is the first term, and "a/b" is the second. Each is a single term in the expression. If all you have is a/b. then it is the only term, the single term in the expression.
June 2nd, 2009, 08:22 AM   #3
Global Moderator

Joined: Dec 2006

Posts: 20,939
Thanks: 2210

Quote:
 Originally Posted by riponks Can someone define term for me?

 June 4th, 2009, 03:59 AM #4 Newbie   Joined: May 2009 Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Re: What exactly makes a single term? A term is either a single number or variable. e.g. x, 2x, xy, (10xy4)/3 To learn more you may click the links below and go through video lessons: http://www.winpossible.com/lessons/Alge ... mials.html
June 4th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #5
Senior Member

Joined: Jul 2008

Posts: 895
Thanks: 0

Re: What exactly makes a single term?

Quote:
 Originally Posted by winsome A term is either a single number or variable. e.g. x, 2x, xy, (10xy4)/3 ...
SPAM!

 Tags makes, single, term

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

,

# "single term" mathematics

Click on a term to search for related topics.
 Thread Tools Display Modes Linear Mode

 Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post perfect_world Algebra 8 August 17th, 2013 02:52 PM mathkid Calculus 4 September 28th, 2012 05:13 PM mathkid Calculus 2 September 9th, 2012 08:05 PM anthonye Algebra 8 February 11th, 2012 03:03 PM forcesofodin Real Analysis 4 August 14th, 2010 05:50 PM

 Contact - Home - Forums - Cryptocurrency Forum - Top