###### Terms and Factors

Some expressions consist of terms — parts that are added together. For example, the expression $$2x^2+3x-4$$ has three terms: $$2x^2\text{,}$$ $$3x$$ and $$-4\text{.}$$

Some expressions consist of factors — parts that are multiplied together. For example, the term $$2x^2$$ has two factors: $$2$$ and $$x^2$$ (with the multiplication symbol implied between them). The term $$3x$$ has two factors: $$3$$ and $$x\text{.}$$ The expression $$x(x+1)(x-2)$$ has three factors: $$x\text{,}$$ $$(x+1)\text{,}$$ and $$(x-2)\text{.}$$

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