How to Simplify a Multiplication Expression


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Simplify 4x*3y.

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1. Simplify x*y*z*x*x*y.

2. Simplify 7*2y*3a.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different types of multiplication expressions, varying from simple to complex. This quiz and worksheet combo will test your ability to broadly apply the principles of simplifying using multiplication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice quiz will test you on multiplication simplification concepts, such as:

  • Simplifying an expression with two or more numbers and variables
  • Multiplying to merge an expression with multiple numbers and one variable
  • Combining the terms in an expression with only variables

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve expression simplification problems using multiplication
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding simplification rules and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast problem types from the lesson, such as expressions with one variable and expressions with multiple variables

Additional Learning

To learn more about simplifying multiplication expressions, review the accompanying lesson called How to Simplify a Multiplication Expression. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify a multiplication expression
  • Follow steps for simplifying an expression with both numbers and variables
  • Learn the proper order in which to rewrite variables
  • Get helpful tips for organizing multiple variables to avoid errors