# Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples Video

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

### In an expression involving decimals, you should:

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### 2. How should you simplify the following expression: 9x(1/4 + 7/8)?

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There are several elements that contribute to the conclusion of distributing or adding first when simplifying algebraic expressions. This quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of what those factors determine and let you put your knowledge to the test with practice problems.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

• Whether to distribute or add first (or do either first) in order to best simplify a variety of expressions

## Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to choose whether to distribute or add first when simplifying sample expressions
• Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast expressions that call for distributing first and expressions in which adding first is probably easier
• Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about simplifying different forms of algebraic expressions