## Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
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Part of video series Rational Expressions
Taught by YourMathGal

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Explains how to simplify algebraic expressions by adding, subtracting, combining like terms, as well as using the distributive property

• How do you simplify an Algebraic expression?
• What does it mean to simplify an Algebraic expression?
• What is the distributive property?
• How would you simplify 3 + 4(x + 5) by distributing inside of parentheses?
• How would you subtract 5x - 3 from 2x + 1?
• How do you simplify 2x + 1 - (5x - 3)?
• How do you subtract an entire expression that is inside of parentheses?
• How would you simplify 2.9x - 0.9 - 0.5 - 2.8x?
• How can you simplify -(x + 3y - 6) + 2(4x - 7)?
• How do you combine like terms and how do you know what terms are alike?
• How would you simplify 14 - 11(3m + 2n) - 5m?
• How do you simplify 1/3(9x - 6) - (x - 2)?
This lesson is a very basic and thorough explanation of what it means to simplify Algebraic expressions. Several example problems are shown in depth for a good introduction to simplifying expressions.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on October 10, 2009.