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### Term

A **term** is a basic algebraic expression that consists only of multiplications and divisions with numbers and letters.

##### Explanation

The numbers are called the coefficients. Both the figures and each letter can be raised to a power. In an algebraic expression with various terms these are separated by plus signs and minus signs.

##### Example 1

In a polynomial

the successive terms are added together.

##### Example 2

The binomium can be written as

where all terms have combinations.

##### Example 3

A square with three terms must be calculated term-by-term from left to right

(

a+b+c)^{2}=a^{2}+b^{2}+c^{2}+2ab+2ac+2bc