Simplifying Expressions


in algebra, letters are used to stand for numbers.
the letters are often called variables.
it is necessary to be able to add, subtract, multipy and divide algebraic terms.
the bedmas rule applies to algebra, as well as numbers.

Key Skills

  • recognise like and unlike terms
  • add and subtract like terms
  • simplify expressions by multiplication and division


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