Identify terms and coefficients
The terms of an algebraic expression are those parts that are separated by addition or subtraction.
For example, the expression x^{2}3x+2 has three terms, x^{2}, 3x, and 2.
Identify the terms of each algebraic expression.
a. 
x+5 

b. 
2x6 
c. 
2m3n+1 

d. 
13x 

Algebraic expression 

Terms 
a. 
x+5 

x, 5 
b. 
2x6 

2x, 6 
c. 
2m3n+1 

2m, 3n, 1 
d. 
13x 

1, 3x 
For terms such as x^{2}, 3x, and 2, the numerical factor is called the coefficient of the term. Here, the coefficient are 1, 3, and 2.