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Math-Like Terms

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Like terms are terms that are equal, which may be grouped together using the distributive property. Here are some examples:

2*3 + 2*5 = 2*(3+5) = 2*8 = 16. (Here the like terms are 2.)
3*4 + 6*4 = (3+6)*4 = 9*4 = 36. (Here the like terms are 4.)
x*y + x*z = x*(y+z). (Here the like terms are x.)

When you say "Like terms are terms whose variables are the same or equal".

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Yes, you can say either. However, I would define "like terms" as ...

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The solution describes math-like terms that are equal.

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