### Terms

### Expressions

Terms are numbers, letters and brackets that are mulitplied together, for example

Term | What it means | |

4a | = 4 × a | |

3bc | = 3 × b × c | |

5a^{2} | = 5 × a × a | |

6(d + 5) | = 6 × d + 6 × 5 | |

= 6d + 30 |

Are a string of terms that are separated by either plus + or minus −

10xy + 3x − 4y^{2} + 5 | |

10xy | Is the xy term. |

+ 3x | Is the x term |

− 4y^{2} | Is the y^{2} term |

+ 5 | Is the number term |

4a^{2} + 6a − 6ab + 7 | |

4a^{2} | Is the a^{2} term |

+ 6a | Is the a term |

− 6ab | Is the ab term |

+ 7 | Is the number term |

Note: there is no + sign in front of the first term