Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Daniela Schekaiban, Melissa Sigrist

How to use like terms?

To use like

term you need to put together variables with variables, and numbers with numbers. For example :


2a + 4



1.- You need to add the two number that will give you 6.

2.- Then you need to write the answer like this 6 x a because you dont know the value of a.


Note: You can olny use this for multiplication and addition using the properties of Associative and Commutative.

Combining Like Terms Rap