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In algebraic expressions, like terms are terms that contain the same variables raised to the same power. Only the coefficients of like terms are different.

Since adding or subtracting unlike terms is like mixing apples and oranges -- only like terms can be combined. To combine like terms, add the coefficients and multiply the sum by the common variables.

Click on the apples to group the like terms in the expression.


       

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