Examples of like terms in algebra.

The like terms differ only in their coefficients.

Example of like terms.

Example of two like terms

17ad

5ad

5ad

The monomials only differ in their coefficients (10 and 5).

The variables and their exponents (ad) are the same.

Example of like terms.

Example of two like terms

10a^{2}

5a^{2}

5a

The monomials only differ in their coefficients.

Example of like terms.

Example of two like terms

-258a^{6}b^{12}

-51a^{6}b^{12}

-51a

The monomials only differ in their coefficients (-258 y -51).

The variables and their exponents (a^{6}b^{12}) are the same.

Example of like terms.

Example of two like terms

89abc

-63abc

-63abc

The monomials only differ in their coefficients (89 y -63).

The variables and their exponents (abc) are the same.