# Terms

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. |

Proportion: |

### Terms of a sequence

These are the numbers in the pattern or sequence

Example |

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 |

See also denominator, numerator, pattern, proportion, ratio, simplest form.