HiSET: Math : Terms

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HiSET: Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Terms

Identify the terms in the following equation:

Possible Answers:

All of these

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

In an equation, a term is a single number or a variable. in our equation we have the following terms:

Example Question #2 : Terms

How many terms are in the following expression: ?

Possible Answers:

None of the Above

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Step 1: We need to separate and arrange the terms in the jumbled expression given to us in the question..

We will separate the terms by the exponent value.

For , there is only one term: 

For , there are no terms.

For , there is two terms: 

For , there are two terms: 

For , there are two terms: 

For , there is only one term: 

For , there are two terms: 

For , there are three terms: 

There are four constant terms: 

Step 2: We will now add up the coefficients in each designation of terms. This will give us the answer.

 

Example Question #3 : Terms

Simplify the polynomial

.

How many terms does the simplified form have?

Possible Answers:

Six

Three

Five

Two

Four

Correct answer:

Four

Explanation:

Arrange and combine like terms (those with the same variable) as follows:

Since each term now has a different exponent for the variable, no further combining is possible. The simplified form has four terms.

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