Combining Like Terms

Combining Like Terms
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Part of video series Combining Like Terms
Taught by muchomath
Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.
Learn about what like terms are and how to combine them.

  • What are like terms?
  • Why is x + x equal to 2x?
  • What is the difference between x+x and x*x?
  • What is 2x + 3x?
  • What is 2/7 + 3/7?
  • What is 5a + 3a - 2a?
  • What is 2x + 3x - 2 + 4?
  • What is 5a - 3 - 3a?
  • What is 7x - 5 - 3x - 2 - x?
  • How do you rewrite subtraction as adding a negative and how does it help simplify?
  • How do you simplify polynomial expressions by combining like terms?
This lesson helps students identify what like terms are and combine them with different operations. This is great review for students who struggle with identifying like terms and understanding the difference between adding and multiplying terms.
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by MathVids Staff on April 19, 2009.
Wow. I learned the first time I watched the video. You made it simple to understand and less scary, especially when it came to the larger variables. I give it 5 stars.
  • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by kimberlyj42 on July 25, 2009.
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