Elementary Algebra Review Part 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we review simplifying numerical expressions using the order of operations. We learn that when we have a fraction, we need to simplify the numerator and denominator separately before canceling or reducing. Following the order of operations, we simplify within parentheses or any grouping symbols, then exponents, then multiplication and division, and finally, addition and subtraction. Additionally, we see examples of reducing fractions and the different ways to cancel common factors.

Lesson Description:

Simplifying numerical expressions with order of operations

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you simplify numerical expressions using order of operations?
  • How do you simplify an expression with parentheses, exponents, multiplication, addition, and a fraction?
  • How would you simplify (2 + 4(5 - 3))/(7^2 - 3*5)?
  • How do you simplify (3*2^3)/(5^2 - 4) and write it as a fraction in simplest form?
  • How do you simplify (4/5)/(2*10)?
  • How can you simplify 2(5^2 - 3) - 8 + 3 using order of operations?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is the first of a 31-part series of an Elementary Algebra review. This lesson explains several example problems of simplifying numerical expressions using the order of operations. This is a great review series for pre-Algebra or Algebra students.