Collecting like terms

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  • Created by: Elca
  • Created on: 12-03-15 19:24

The difference between an equation and expression is that an equation has an equals sign. 

To simplify an expression like terms are collected together. 


Simplify 2x^2 + 6y - x^2 + 4y - 6 

Collect the like terms; 2x^2 - x^2 + 6y + 4y - 6 

The x terms can be simplified: 2x^2 - x^2 = x^2 



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