1. Intro to combining like terms
In simple addition we learned to add all the numbers together to get a sum. In algebra, numbers are sometimes attached to variables and we need to make sure that the variables are alike before we add the numbers.
2. Combining like terms
Another good explanation (minus Chuck Norris) on the how we combine like terms in algebra. This will totally make sense.
3. Combining like terms example
We're going to simplify this expression together putting to use our new knowledge of how to combine like terms. Ok? Let's do it!
4. Combining like terms with negative coefficients
Simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms. Coefficients on some terms are negative.
5. Simplifying expressions
We've learned about order of operations and combining like terms. Let's layer the distributive property on top of this.
6. Combining like terms with negative coefficients & distribution
Practice combining like terms using the distributive property. These problems involve adding and subtracting negative numbers.
7. How to expand an expressions using the distributive property
Learn how to expand the following expression that has rational coefficients: 6(-4w + 1/2)
8. The distributive property with variables
Learn how to apply the distributive property to factor out the greatest common factor from an algebraic expression like 2+4x.
9. Combining like terms with rational coefficients
Practice combining like terms for expressions that have rational coefficients. This requires adding and subtracting fractions.
10. Equivalent forms of expressions
We're looking to find the expressions that are equivalent to a given expression that can be simplified. Give it a try with us.
11. Equivalent expressions
Practice determining whether or not two algebraic expressions are equivalent by manipulating the expressions. These problems require you to combine like terms and apply the distributive property.