Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions - Quiz & Worksheet


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Simplify: 5x + 12x

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1. Combine terms and simplify: 2x^2 + 5 + 4x^2 - 3

2. Simplify: 4x^2 + 6x + 2x^2 - 8x + 10

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Algebra equations can look confusing at first, but often they can be simplified down to something easier. In this quiz, you'll be applying this information and simplifying algebraic expressions that feature like terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this algebra quiz is to test your ability to:

  • Simplify an algebraic expression
  • Combine like terms in equations with exponents
  • Simplify algebraic expressions with parentheses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on combining like terms in algebraic expressions
  • Problem solving - use your knowledge of exponents to successfully simplify expressions with this feature
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about how to combine like terms in algebra
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of like terms to successfully simplify algebraic expressions

Additional Learning

For more information, read the lesson Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define 'combining like terms'
  • Relate combining like terms to puzzle solving
  • Explain how to combine terms with variables
  • Provide practice problems to apply the information