Like Terms in Math: Definition & Examples


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Simplify by combining like terms.

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1. What is the definition of like terms?

2. Which of the following is an example of unlike terms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether the terms in an equation are like or unlike will determine how you go about in solving the expression. In this quiz, you will use what you know of like terms to successfully simplify them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on like terms tests your ability to:

  • Simplify an expression by combining like terms
  • Define 'like terms'
  • Recognize an example of unlike terms
  • Determine the best description of a given expression
  • Understand if an expression is true or false

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on like terms in math
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider how to describe a given expression
  • Problem solving - simplify an expression that contains like terms
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define like terms

Additional Learning

The lesson called Like Terms in Math: Definition & Examples can help you lean more about like terms. Reviewing the accompanying lesson can help you to:

  • Define 'terms'
  • List the different types of like terms and different types of unlike terms
  • Explain how to simplify like terms