Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Practice Problems

Now that you've studied the three detailed examples for Simplfying Algebraic Expressions, you are ready to try some on your own! If you haven't studied this lesson yet, click here.

Be very careful as you simplify your terms and make sure that you always take the sign in front of the term as you move things around!

Practice Problems

Simplify each expression to lowest terms.

1. 2a - 4b +3ab -5a +2b

2. 4(2x+1) - 3x

3. 4(p - 5) +3(p +1)

4. 6(p +3q) - (7 +4q)

5. 4rs -2s - 3(rs +1) - 2s

Answer Key

1. -3a - 2b + 3ab

2. 5x + 4

3. 7p - 17

4. 6p + 14q - 7

5. rs - 4s - 3

So... how did you do? Are you ready to move onto the next unit, Solving Equations?

You're doing a great job! Remember... Algebra skills build on one another, so make sure that you really understand each concept!


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