Ronnie B. answered • 03/26/15

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Terms are separated by plus or minus signs.

2x + 5/z - 14 - 6r

This expression has 4 terms.

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asked • 03/26/15Are terms separated by addition or subtraction signs? Are they only separated by addition signs?

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Ronnie B. answered • 03/26/15

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Terms are separated by plus or minus signs.

2x + 5/z - 14 - 6r

This expression has 4 terms.

Jon P. answered • 03/26/15

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Terms are separated by addition signs or subtraction signs.

In algebra and other math after algebra, a subtraction is basically the same as an addition. A subtraction is just an addition of a negative.

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