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Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

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  • Q1
    What are the quantities that you add or subtract to form an algebraic expression?
    terms
    variables
    letters
    constants
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following expressions has 3 terms?
    4x + 3y - 10
    3c + 2
    4x + 2c - 7w + 8
    -2xy +10
    30s
  • Q3
    Which terms have the same variable and CAN be added or subtracted?
    no terms
    like terms
    similar terms
    unlike terms
    30s
  • Q4
    Which of the following are an example of like terms?
    3n and 16n
    8m and 9mn
    4r and 4t
    12y and 12
    30s
  • Q5
    What do you call terms that do not have the same variable and CANNOT be added or subtracted?
    unlike terms
    like terms
    constants
    different letters
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following show examples of unlike terms?
    8m and m
    4x and 16x
    9y and 19y
    8y and 3x
    30s
  • Q7
    What word describes a symbol used to represent an unknown quantity, usually a letter of the alphabet?
    coefficient
    term
    constant
    variable
    30s
  • Q8
    How many variables are in the following expression? 3x + 5m - 20
    2
    3
    1
    0
    30s
  • Q9
    Identify the variables in the following expression. 2a + 8 + 4b + 5
    a and b
    8 and 5
    2a and 4b
    2 and 4
    30s
  • Q10
    What is the number being multiplied by a variable?
    term
    coefficient
    variable
    constant
    30s
  • Q11
    Identify the coefficients in the following expression. 3 + 4ab - 5b +m
    4 and -5
    4, 5, and -1
    4, -5, and 1
    3, 4, 5, and 1
    30s
  • Q12
    What is a number that does not change in an expression. There is no variable attached to this number.
    term
    coefficient
    constant
    variable
    30s
  • Q13
    Identify the constants in the following expression: 8x + 2 - 9x + 7
    8, 2, 9, and 7
    8x and -9x
    2 and 7
    8 and -9
    30s
  • Q14
    Sarah was asked to identify all coefficients and constants in the expression 4 + n + 7m. She said that 4 is the constant and 7 is the coefficient. What is her error?
    She did not include the coefficient 1.
    She said 7 is a coefficient and it actually is a constant.
    She said 4 is a constant and it actually is a coefficient.
    She did not include the constant 1.
    30s
  • Q15
    Which of the following shows the simplified expression of 4x+5x+7+x+2
    9x + 9
    10x + 5
    10x + 9
    (4x+5x+x) + (7+2)
    30s

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