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Combining Like Terms and the Distributive Property
Expression: variables and numbers combined with various operation symbols Term: one piece of an expression (terms are separated by + or -) LIKE Terms: terms that have the exact same variable and exponent Coefficient: The number in front of the variable.
Used when a term is multiplied to a sum or difference in parentheses. To simplify: multiply each item inside the parentheses by the term on the outside. EX: 1. 2(-y + 5) 2. 5(x – y + 5) 3. -(x + 4y) 4. ½ (4x – 8y + 10)