# Terms and Coefficients

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This lesson on "Terms and Coefficients" explains the difference between a term and a coefficient, and how to identify the numerical coefficient and variable part of a term. It also introduces the concept of variable expressions and light terms, enabling the student to simplify expressions by combining like terms. The lesson is a great foundation for further algebraic topics.

Lesson Description:

Defines terms and coefficients and variable part of a term in preparation for combining like terms.

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• What is the definition of a term?
• What is the definition of a coefficient?
• What are some examples of terms?
• How do you know what the coefficient of a term is if there is no number in front of the variable?
• What is the coefficient and the variable part of the terms 23m^4, y^3z, -4/x, and pq/5n?
• What is the difference between a variable term and a variable expression?
• What is the definition of a variable expression?
• What are the terms in 5x + 8y - 6?
• What terms are in 10mn^3 + 14y?
• What are the terms of the variable expression 16n + 9x - 13m?
• What are like terms?
• How would you simplify 5a + 3b + 2a + a by combining like terms?
• How do you know when you can combine / simplify algebraic terms?
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This lesson is a basic introduction to what a term is and how to identify the coefficient and the variable part of a term. Several examples of terms and expressions are shown in this lesson.