Combining Like Terms

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on combining like terms, the instructor teaches viewers how to add, subtract, and combine like terms in algebraic expressions. The lesson covers adding numbers with different exponents, fractions, and more than one variable. The instructor also provides sample problems for viewers to try on their own, and emphasizes the importance of writing final answers in the most simplified form possible. By the end of the lesson, viewers should have a solid understanding of how to simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms.

Lesson Description:

Explains how to add, subtract, combine like terms in algebraic expressions

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What does it mean to combine like terms?
  • How would you combine 7x + 3x^2 + 8x + 10x^2?
  • What are like terms?
  • Why are x and x^2 not like terms?
  • How would you combine 3ft + 2in + 5ft + 9in, and how is it like adding like terms?
  • How would you combine / simplify m^2/2 + m^2/3?
  • Can you combine 9m^2n - 3mn^2?
  • Are m^2n and mn^2 like terms?
  • Can you combine / subtract 9m^2n - 3nm^2?
  • How do you combine 5x^2 - 3x - 4x^2 - 8x?
  • How do you simplify -8x^2y + 3yx^2 + 4xy^2?
  • How can you combine 5xy + 2x + 3y - 5xy?
  • What does x + x + x + x + x equal?
  • How do you combine the terms 11am + 3am + 7am - am?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is a very basic tutorial on what it means for terms to be like terms, and how to combine like terms. Every step is explained in detail. Some very good examples are shown in this video.