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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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Terms
Terms

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

  • (3 terms)



Like terms
Like Terms

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


Hands on equations
Hands-On Equations

  • Blue Pawn: Positive x

  • White Pawn: Negative x

  • Green Cube: Positive numbers

  • Red Cube: Negative numbers


Represent
Represent

3x+5+2x+2


Represent1
Represent

2x+3+5x-6


Represent2
Represent

-3x+1-2x-6


Represent3
Represent

4x-8-5x+2


Simplest form
Simplest Form

  • Contains no like terms and no parentheses.


Combining like terms1
Combining Like Terms

  • Application of the distributive property.


Coefficient
Coefficient

  • 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.











Homework
Homework

  • Worksheet


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