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Addition of algebraic terms

A mathematical approach of adding two or more algebraic terms is called the addition of algebraic terms.


Basically, algebraic terms are two types but the mathematical approach of addition of both types of algebraic terms is same. However, they is a difference in the result for the addition of both types of algebraic terms.

Remember, you should have knowledge on Literal factor to understand the mathematical procedure of adding two or more algebraic terms. Now, study the following cases to know how to add two or more algebraic terms mathematically.


Addition of Like Terms

Like algebraic terms have the same literal factors. Hence, they can be added directly to get summation of them and the sum of like algebraic terms is an algebraic term and it is also in the same form of the like algebraic terms.


Addition of Unlike Terms

Unlike algebraic terms have different literal factors. Hence, the unlike algebraic terms cannot be combined as an algebraic term but the summation of them is written in the form an algebraic expression.

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