Evaluation and simplification of an expression

--What is the difference between evaluation and simplification of an expression?
--3,4,5 are consecutive whole numbers. -13, -12, -11 are consecutive integers. Is it possible to write consecutive rational numbers? If yes, give an example. If not, explain why not.
--How does a term differ from a factor?

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