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Topic Summary

An unknown is a certain quantity whose
value has not been determined. It can be
represented by symbols or letters.
Example : , , x, m
1. A term with one unknown is the product of a number and
an unknown.
Example :

2. The coefficient of an unknown is the number in front of
the unknown. It can be positive or negative.
Example : (7 is the coefficient of )

is the coefficient of )
An algebraic expression contains one or more
algebraic terms. These terms are separated by a
plus or minus sign.
Example :
Unlike terms with one
unknown are terms with
different unknowns.
Example :
Like terms with one unknown
are terms with the same
Example :