# Distributive Property, Combining Like Terms, Addition/Multiplication Rules

Worksheet (Pre-Algebra)

## Distributive Property, Combining Like Terms, Addition/Multiplication Rules Worksheet

This Free Pre-Algebra Worksheet contains problems requiring the use of the distributive property and combining like terms to simplify expressions. The worksheet begins with a great quote from Ogden Nash, "Minus times minus results in a plus, The reason for this, we needn't discuss". It then reviews the rules for addition and subtraction then includes problems involving the distributive property and combining like terms.

## Lesson:

2. To use the distributive property and combining like terms to simplify expressions

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## Samples:

Pre-Algebra Review WS
Distributive Property/Combining Like Terms

1. Is the signs are the same, ________ the numbers and _________ the sign.
2. If the signs are different, ____________ the numbers, keep the sign of the
____________ number.

Simplify each expression.
1. 5a + 8a
5. t – 3 + 2(t + 2)
10. 6(2x + y) + 2y – 12x