A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • one year ago

Jake and Mike took some tests. Jake took x tests and scored 85 points in each test. The expression below shows Mike's total score: 85x - 15 What does the constant term of the expression represent?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Constant terms are terms, or numbers, that don't have variables with them. For instance, 2x would NOT be considered a constant, because "x" (the variable) is with the two. However, if it was only 2, then that would be a constant term. Remember, however, that the sign (like the operation symbol) needs to be included, except for some cases. e.g. 2x - 15y + 3 The constant term is 3, however, since it has the addition sign, making it a positive integer, you can simply write "3." Another example: 2x - 15y - 3 The constant term is -3 because the subtraction sign is in front of the 3, making it a negative integer.

  2. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Do you know now what might be the constant term in the expression that you gave?

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.