Lesson Objective

This lesson shows you how to identify and
combine 'like terms' in algebraic
expressions.

About This Lesson

When you are given an algebraic expression,
usually you will need to simplify the
expression.

To do so, first you must learn to identify all the terms in the expression that can be combined. These terms are called 'like terms'.

This lesson shows you the process involved in identifying and combining like terms.

To do so, first you must learn to identify all the terms in the expression that can be combined. These terms are called 'like terms'.

This lesson shows you the process involved in identifying and combining like terms.

Tip #1

Know how to identify all the terms in
the algebraic expression.

Tip #2

'Like terms' are terms that have exactly same
variables. Also, the exponent (i.e. power) of the variables must be the same.

Math Video Transcript

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand
this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on combining*like terms* or pick your
choice of question below.

You can start by going through the series of questions on combining

- Question 1 on identifying the number of terms in an expression
- Question 2 on identifying like terms in an expression