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# Question Video: Identifying Like Terms Mathematics • Third Year of Preparatory School

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Are πβ΄ and 4π like terms?

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Are π to the fourth power and four π like terms?

Like terms are terms whose variables and their exponents are the same. π to the fourth power and four π have the same variable. But four π could also be written as four π to the first power. So even though these variables are the same, their exponents are different. And that means theyβre not like terms.

We can also think about it in another way. What does π to the fourth power mean? It means π multiplied by itself four times. And what does four π mean? That means π plus itself four times. And these are not alike.

The answer to the question βAre π to the fourth power and four π like terms?β is no.

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