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Distributive Property & Combining Like Terms

Free Pre-Algebra Worksheet - Distributive Property & Combining Like Terms


Lesson:
2. To simplify expressions using the distributive property and combining like terms

Subject:
Pre-Algebra

Description:
This Free Pre-Algebra Worksheet contains problems requiring the use of the distributive property and combining like terms problems to simplify expressions. Great for use as an introduction to these topics.

# of Problems:   15

# of Pages:   1

Answer Key?:   No

Sample Problems from Worksheet

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Pre-Algebra
Distributive Property and Combining Line Terms

Use the Distributive Property to SIMPLIFY the following expressions.

Vocabulary: In this case, simplify means to remove the parenthesis. Distribute the number that is outside the parenthesis to EVERY term that is inside.

Example: –4(–5n – 6) = –4(–5n + –6) = 20n + 24

1. 5(2x + 6)

Simplify the following by combining like terms. Use the distributive property to remove any parenthesis if necessary.

Example: 4x + 3 + 2(3x + 1) = 4x + 3 + 6x + 2 = 4x + 6x + 3 + 2 = 10x + 5

14. 3(2n + 4) – 2(3n + 6)

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