A term is a component of a fraction, ratio, proportion, or sequence.
Terms of a common fraction
These are the numerator and denominator.
Terms of a proportion
There are four terms of a propotion:
|In the following, a, b, c, and d are terms.|
|A proportion may be written as or a:b = c:d.|
Terms of a sequence
These are the numbers in the pattern or sequence
|2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, ...|
Terms of an expression
The terms of an expression are the parts of an expression separated by operation signs.
|Expression: 3x + 2|