# Simplifying Expressions  - Adding Like Terms

Lesson Objective
Understand the basics behind adding 'like terms' in order to simplify algebraic expressions.
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.

# Study Tips

Tip #1
Arrange the 'like terms' together before adding them up. This minimize mistakes.
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.
Now, watch the following math video to know more.

# Math Video

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# Practice Questions & More

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
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