## anonymous one year ago 3x2 y4 z − 6xy − 3z(5x2) How many terms are in the expression? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4

1. zepdrix

Hey Randa! Terms are separated by addition/subtraction. Example: $$\large\rm 17x^2-5y^2+4z^2+74w^2x^2$$ Think of this example as: $$\large\rm term1-term2+term3+term4$$ 3 addition/subtraction symbols, so 4 terms in total! :) How bout with your problem? Any ideas?

2. anonymous

no

3. zepdrix

Count the addition and subtraction symbols. Your number of terms will be one more than that.

4. anonymous

is it 3?

5. anonymous

@zepdrix

6. zepdrix

yay good job \c:/

7. anonymous

lol thx