Ch 5: Basic Algebraic Expressions: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Basic Algebraic Expressions chapter of this GMAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about basic algebraic expressions. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the properties and operations involving basic algebraic expressions required in a typical GMAT prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other GMAT prep work.
  • Identify the basic algebraic expressions concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our GMAT prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn basic algebraic expressions and prepare for the exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to use the commutative or associative property, combine like terms or any other basic algebraic expressions topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their algebra learning
  • Prefer learning algebra visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the GMAT
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the GMAT
  • Don't have access to their GMAT prep instructor outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning basic algebraic expressions simple and fun.
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Review variables and other parts of equations.
  • Learn to express relationships as algebraic expressions.
  • Find out how to evaluate simple algebraic expressions.
  • Learn to use the distributive property to simplify equations.
  • Find out how to simplify algebraic expressions that include negative numbers.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Basic Algebraic Expressions: Tutoring Solution
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What is a Variable in Algebra?

1. What is a Variable in Algebra?

Did you ever encounter something like a + b = c and wonder how all these letters snuck into a math problem? In this lesson, we'll learn about variables, as well as other parts of equations, constants and coefficients.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

2. Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

What do you do when you don't know what a number is but you do know how it relates to something else? You use an algebraic expression. In this lesson, we'll learn how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.

Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

3. Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions, which involves substituting numbers for variables and following the order of operations. By the end of the lesson, you'll be an algebraic expression expert.

The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

4. The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is important and useful, but a few mathematical properties highlight cases where order doesn't matter. In this lesson, we'll learn about the commutative and associative properties, which may save you time and effort.

The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

5. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

6. Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

When you have an algebraic expression that's much too long, it would be great if you could simplify it. That's when knowing how to combine like terms comes in. In this lesson, we'll learn the process of combining like terms and practice simplifying expressions.

Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

7. Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll practice simplifying a variety of algebraic expressions. We'll use two key concepts, combining like terms and the distributive property, to help us simplify.

Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

8. Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Don't let negative signs get you down. In this lesson, we'll stay positive as we practice simplifying algebraic expressions that have those tricky negative signs.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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