12 terms

equivalent expressions

Expressions that have the same value.

distributive property

To multiply a sum by a number, multiply each addend by the number outside the parentheses.

term

Each part of an algebraic expression.

coefficient

The numerical part of a term that contains a variable.

like terms

Expressions that contain the same variables to the same power, such as 2n and 5n or 6xy and -4xy.

constant

A term without a variable.

simplest form

An algebraic expression in simplest form has no like terms and no parentheses.

simplifying the expression

To use distribution to combine like terms.

linear expression

An algebraic expression in which the variable is raised to the first power.

factor

To write a number as a product of its factors.

factored form

A monomial expressed as a product of prime numbers and variables where no variable has an exponent greater than one.

Greatest Common Factor

The largest factor two or more numbers have in common.