# Combining Like Terms Part II

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In this lesson, students learn how to write word statements as mathematical expressions and then combine like terms to simplify the expressions. The teacher uses a variety of examples and walks through each step, ensuring that students understand how to apply the distributive property and the order of operations. With practice, students can gain confidence in translating word problems and simplifying expressions.

Lesson Description:

First, learn to write word statements as mathematical expressions. Then, combine like terms to simplify the expressions.

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• What are like terms?
• How do you combine like terms?
• How do you translate word statements into mathematical expressions?
• How do you simplify twice the sum of five and a number, subtracted from three times the number?
• How can you distribute and use properties of real numbers to simplify 3x - 2(5 + x)?
• How do you simplify the difference of a number and 3 added to three times the number?
• How can you use properties of real numbers to simplify 3x + (x - 3)?
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This lesson goes through some more examples of combining like terms to simplify expressions. In this lesson, however, you must take a word statement and write it is a math expression first. Another great lesson for learning how to combine like terms with all steps explained very well.
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