Simplifying Expressions  - Adding Like Terms

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Lesson Objective
Understand the basics behind adding 'like terms' in order to simplify algebraic expressions.
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About This Lesson
This lesson shows you the basic concepts that you should know when adding 'like terms'. Several examples are shown as well to help you to understand this better.
Adding like terms

Study Tips

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Tip #1
Arrange the 'like terms' together before adding them up. This minimize mistakes. 
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Tip #2
Double check that all 'like terms' are added up. The algebraic expression is considered simplified only when there is no more 'like terms' in it.
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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
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