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Using Algebra – Collecting Terms. Achbar the Egyptian is having great difficulty counting his camels! Can you help him?

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1 Using Algebra – Collecting Terms

2 Achbar the Egyptian is having great difficulty counting his camels! Can you help him?

3 What about the Pyramids?

4 And the sphinx?

5 Exercise Simplify:

6 Is it possible for Achbar to add one camel to two pyramids? A camel and a pyramid are two totally different things, we cannot add them! Only terms are the same Let us collect them by adding

7 Exercise Simplify:

8 Subtract What about: Subtracting camels is just as easy as adding them! One camel, c not 1c, we do not need the 1

9 Subtract What about:

10 Exercise Simplify:

11 Subtracting Different Terms What about: Since a camel and a pyramid are different things, we cannot subtract them! Cannot simplify!

12 Subtracting Different Terms What about: Collect the pyramids first, then the camels.

13 Subtracting Different Terms What about: The negative sign relates to variable c

14 Exercise Simplify:

15 Worksheet Answer the questions on the worksheet in your books. Remember to follow the same method as that shown in the examples: Answers

16 Worksheet Answers Well done!


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