Constant Term

Definition of Constant Term

The Constant Term in an expression or equation has a fixed value and does not contain variables.

Example of Constant Term

    The constant term in the equation 6x2 - 3x + 5 is 5.




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Solved Example on Constant Term

Ques: Choose the value of the constant term in the expression, - 12x2 + 5x +1.

    Choices:
    A. 5
    B. 1
    C. 0
    D. - 12
    Correct Answer: B

Solution:

    Step 1: - 12x2 + 5x +1. [Original expression.]
    Step 2: The Constant Term in an algebraic expression or equation has a fixed value and does not contain variables.
    Step 3: Therefore, 1 is the constant term in the expression, - 12x2 + 5x +1.

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