What are 'like terms'?

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"Like" terms would mean "similar" in some relevant way, depending on the context.

For example, in the expression 2x + 3 - x - 8, the like terms would be those that can be added together, i.e. 2x and x, and 3 and -8. The result of this particular example would be x-5 because 2x-x = x and 3-8 = -5.

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