Parts of an Equation

Underline and give the definition for constants, terms, variables, operators, coefficients, and expressions in the equation: 5x+13=32

Constants: Values that don’t change, plain numbers.

Examples: 5x + 13=32

Terms: A part of a sum in an algebraic expression; A single number, variable, or a number multiplied into a variable.

Example: 5x1332

Variable: Symbols for unknown numbers, usually a letter like x or y.

Example: 5x + 13 = 32

Operator: A symbol that represents a math process like addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.

Example: 5x + 13 = 32

Expression: A group of terms that are separated by addition or subtraction.

Example: 5x + 13 = 32