This week we learned about variables and properties of expressions. The same Order of Operations applies to variables as it does with numbers. In order to move on to solving, you first must be able to combine like terms, which is known as **simplifying**.

Simplify the following problems:

1.

2.

Clearly label each problem

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Use Microsoft Word’s equation editor to display all mathematics

Fundamentals of Algebra – Week 2 Assignment

Simplifying Expressions

This week we learned about variables and properties of expressions. The same Order of Operations

applies to variables as it does with numbers. In order to move on to solving, you first must be able

to combine like terms, which is known as simplifying.

Simplify the following problems:

1.

2.

•

•

•

Clearly label each problem

Show all work

Use Microsoft Word’s equation editor to display all mathematics