# Simplifying Variable Expressions - Like Terms - Distributive Property

## Free Pre-Algebra Worksheet - Simplifying Variable Expressions - Like Terms - Distributive Property

**Lesson:**

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

**Subject:**

Pre-Algebra

**Description:**

This Free Pre-Algebra Worksheet includes problems on variable expressions and like terms. Problems require students to use the distributive property and combining like terms to simplify and evaluate expressions.

**# of Problems:** 13

**# of Pages:** 2

**Answer Key?:** Yes

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Pre-Algebra

Simplifying Variable Expressions

Simplify each expression using the distributive property and combining like terms.

1) 4 + 3x + 7

2) 6x + (-2x)

3) 3(-4x) + 3 – 5

4) 5a + 4a + 3a + 2a + a

5) 3(5t) – 2(2t)

6) 5z + 4y + 3z + 2y

7) 10(w + 2x) – 2(w – x)

8) (2t + 4)3 + 6(-5t) – (-8)

9) 5(4a – 2b + c) + 3(2a – 5b)

10) -2(4x + 2y) – 3(x + 2z) + 5(3y – 2z)

Simplify. Evaluate when x = 2, y = -5, and z = 8

13) z(2x + 3x)