#### What are 'like terms' ?

Answer:
Like terms are two things that can be added.

In more technical speak, like terms have the same variables and the same exponents.

Like terms are two things that can added.

"Like Terms" means that you can add or subtract two terms. For instance, you know that you can add $$ 2 + 3 $$ and get 5. You were able to add these two 'terms' ( the '2' and the '3') because they are both numbers! However, you might also know that you cannot 'combine' 2 and x. Since 2 is a number and 'x' is not, they are not like terms.