# Term

## Term

### Examples

• In the sequence 1, 3, 5, 7, … , each number is a term of the sequence.
• In the fraction $$\frac{5}{8}$$, the numbers 5 and 8 are the terms of the fraction.
• In the ratio $$\frac{12}{5}$$, the numbers 12 and 5 are the terms of the ratio.
• In the proportion $$\frac{24}{8}$$ = $$\frac{6}{2}$$, the four quantities are terms of the proportion.
• In the addition 5 + 12 = 17, the numbers 5 and 12 are the two terms of the addition.
• In the subtraction 15 – 7 = 8, the numbers 15 and 7 are the two terms of the subtraction.
• In the polynomial 3$$x^{2}$$ – 7x + 12, each of the expressions 3$$x^{2}$$, 7x and 12 is a term of the polynomial.