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Simplify Like Terms

In this worksheet, students will simplify like algebraic terms.

'Simplify Like Terms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Expressions, Equations, Inequalities, Terms and Factors

Popular topics:   Algebra worksheets, Year 7 Algebra worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

A coefficient is simply the number placed in front of a letter in an algebraic term. Sometimes the number also has a positive or negative sign attached to it.


For example, look at the expression 7a + 3b - 4a 

The letter a has two coefficients: 7 and -4

The letter b has one coefficient: +3


When we simplify algebraic expressions we combine the coefficients of like terms.



Simplify 3b + 4b - b



Look at the coefficients of 3b + 4b - b which are 3b + 4b -1b

Combine them to get 3 + 4  -1 = 6

So the answer is 6b


In this activity, we are going to be combining like terms.


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