3. Similar terms
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1. Similar terms
Two terms are similar when they have the same literal and the same exponent.
Example: 6a2 y -7a2 are similar.
-4xy, 3xy y -2xy are similar.
8a2b3 y -7a2b3 are similar.
4n3x2 y -2x2n3 are similar, although the letters are not in the same order.
8a3 y 4a2 are not similar because their exponents are not the same.
-9n5 y 5m5 are not similar because their literal part is not the same.
7a2b3 y 2a2b2 are not similar because the exponent in b is not the same5n2y5 y 9y2n5 are not similar because their exponents are not the same.