# What is a term in a polynomial?

A polynomial is a type of algebraic expression in which the exponents of all variables should be a whole number.

## Answer: A term is a variable alone (or) a constant alone (or) it can be a combination of variables and constants by the operation of multiplication or division.

Let's learn about the term in a polynomial.

**Explanation:**

- A symbol that doesn't have a fixed value is called a variable
- A symbol that has a fixed numerical value is called a constant. All numbers are constants.
- A term is a variable alone (or) a constant alone (or) it can be a combination of variables and constants by the operation of multiplication or division. Some examples of terms are 3a
^{2}, -(2x/3), √(5s), etc.