The answer is b (B and C)
The answer would be letter B which is B and C
B and C
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B and C
Like terms are terms with the same constellation of variables. The like terms in this product are (12x) and (-2x). The cells containing those are designated B and C.
A and B
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The value of A is -3x, the value of B is 14x and the value of C is -21. A and B are like terms.
From the given table it is noticed that the values in first row are x and 7. The values in first column are 2x and -3.
Multiply each row value with column values.
The value of A is -3x, the value of B is 14x and the value of C is -21.
Two terms are called like terms if they have same variables with same power.
Since A and B have variable x with degree 1 but C is constant, therefore A and B are like terms.
When multiplying binomials, you use a form of the distributive property. With how your lesson has it here, it formed a multiplication table instead.
If you were to complete the table with the actual values, you'd find that:
As you can see, B and C are the only like terms, or in other words, they can be added together since they have similar variables
-2x and 4x represent like terms because they both have the same variable.