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Combining Like Terms. Section 1.4. Terms. Terms are separated by + and – signs in an algebraic expression (3 terms). Like Terms Unlike Terms. Like Terms. Terms that contain the same variables, with corresponding variables having the same power. Hands-On Equations.

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### Combining Like Terms

Section 1.4

• Terms are separated by + and – signs in an algebraic expression

• (3 terms)

• Terms that contain the same variables, with corresponding variables having the same power.

• Blue Pawn: Positive x

• White Pawn: Negative x

• Green Cube: Positive numbers

• Red Cube: Negative numbers

3x+5+2x+2

2x+3+5x-6

-3x+1-2x-6

4x-8-5x+2

• Contains no like terms and no parentheses.

• Application of the distributive property.

• It is the numerical factor. The number being multiplied by the variable.

• To combine like terms we can simply combine the coefficients of the like terms.

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