# What is a Monomial

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This lesson provides an introduction to terms and monomials in algebraic expressions. A term is a number, a variable or a combination of both that are either being multiplied or divided. Examples of terms include 7, x, 7x, 7/x, 3xP, and z/kw. On the other hand, an algebraic expression is not a term but a combination of terms. The lesson also introduces powers or exponents, which are the base multiplied by itself to the power amount of times. Overall, this is an informative lesson that lays the foundation for translating algebraic expressions.

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Introduction to terms and monomials

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This lesson is an introduction to learning what a monomial is. It is an overview of some vocabulary that you have to know to understand what a monomial can be. The teacher talks about: algebraic expression, term, base, exponent, and power. He gives definitions, and he gives some examples.