What exactly is the difference betweena term and a factor?

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What exactly is the difference betweena term and a factor?

Postby little_dragon » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:30 pm

what exactly is the difference betweena term and a factor?

Example: 3(x+17)-9 which are the terms and which are the factors?

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Postby stapel_eliz » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:00 pm

"Terms" are added (or subtracted) together.

"Factors" are multiplied together (inside one term).

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