Collecting Like Terms

Practise your algebraic simplification skills with this self marking exercise.

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This is level 1; Linear expressions.

Simplify each of the following by collecting together like terms.

 $$5x + 2 + 3x$$ $$9y + 7 - 4y$$ $$5w - 7 - 3w$$ $$3m + 4 + 3m + 8$$ $$6n + 7 - 5n + 5$$ $$4a - 4 - 3a - 4$$ $$4b + 3c + 4b + 4c$$ $$7p + 7q + 5p - 4q - 2p$$ $$4d - 2e - 3d + 4e - 2d$$ $$13a + 12b + 5a - 7b - 2a$$ $$4x - 7y - 2x + 23y - 3x$$ $$13r - 17s + 14r + 17s - 17$$
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Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Collect like terms in linear expressions

Example $$5n+4−4n+8$$

Level 2 - Collect like terms in quadratic expressions

Example $$6y+9y^2−3y$$

Brackets Level 1 - Collect like terms when 1 term is repeated

Example: $$5d - (2d + 2)$$

Brackets Level 2 - Collecting like terms when 2 terms are repeated

Example: $$(9d - 7) - (5d - 2)$$

Brackets Level 3 - Multiplying a single positive integer over a bracket

Example: $$4(2d + 4)$$

Brackets Level 4 - Multiplying a single negative integer over a bracket

Example: $$-5(5d + 4)$$

Brackets Level 5 - Multiplying a variable over a bracket

Example: $$4d(5d - 5)$$

Brackets Level 6 - Expanding products of two simple binomials

Example: $$(d + 7)(d - 2)$$

Brackets Level 7 - Expanding products of two binomials

Example: $$(4d + 7)(3d + 2)$$

Brackets Level 8 - Squaring a binomial

Example: $$(3d + 2)^2$$

Brackets Level 9 - Simplifying more complex expressions involving brackets

Example: $$5(3d+1)-2(1-2d)$$

Collecting Like Terms

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