terms and factors

May 2010
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Hey guys, new guy around here :)

anyways, i had a question in a quiz that asked me to write down how many terms were in this expression (keep in mind the numbers are close to what i had, just dont fully recall those numbers):

(30-25)(5+4)

Now i said there were 4, but i think i wrote down the factors, not the number of terms. Classmate said she wrote down 2 and i think she is right.

i know i know, silly basic math for someone who hasn't taken math in nearly 10 yrs heh.

anyways, any answer would be appreciated. :)
 
May 2010
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ah man, both of us were wrong.i knew it was 1 or 4, but i went with 4 because of the addition and subtration in the parenthesis(probably thniking of factors when i did it).

thanks for clarifying that for me