# Like Terms

## Like Terms

In an algebraic expression, like terms are terms that differ only in their numerical coefficients.

### Example

In the algebraic expression 4$$xy^{2}$$ – 2$$x^{2}y$$ + 3$$x^{2}y^{2}$$ – 5$$xy^{2}$$, the terms 4$$xy^{2}$$ and –5$$xy^{2}$$ are like terms.