Collecting Like Terms On One Side of an Equation Video

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question 1 of 3

Combine like terms.

7x + 1 + 3 - 4x = 0.

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1. Which of the following groups are like terms?

2.

Combine like terms.

7 + 6x = 0

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn how to determine whether two terms are alike and can be added together on the same side of an equation. Our quiz will test your know-how of like terms and your ability to combine multiple like terms in a single problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to solve the math problems in the quiz, you will need to know about:

  • Exponents
  • Variables
  • Like terms

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills with this lesson:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve algebra practice problems with like terms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why two terms would be considered like
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as variables and exponents

Additional Learning

This worksheet and quiz will get you comfortable with the basics, but the attached lesson, Collecting Like Terms On One Side of an Equation, will teach you how to:

  • Explain why you can only combine terms with the same variable
  • Add or subtract like terms depending on their signs
  • Use these skills to solve more complex algebra problems
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