Table of Contents
- Factors of a Term
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment, we learnt how to count the number of terms in an algebraic expression. In this segment, we will learn about Factors of a term.
What are Factors of a term?
The numbers and/or variables that are multiplied to form a term are the Factors of the term,
For example, consider the algebraic expression 2?2 − 3??
The terms of this expression are: 2?2 ??? − 3??
Let us now express each term as its factors.
- 2?2 = 2 × ? × ?
So we can say that 2, x and x are the factors of the term, 2?2
- −3?? = −1 × ? × ?
So we can say that -3, x and y are the factors of the term, −3??
Factors of a Term
Numbers and/or variables that are multiplied to form a term
In the next segment of Class 7 Maths, we will learn about Like and Unlike Terms.