The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

Simplify Like Terms

In this worksheet, students simplify like algebraic terms.

'Simplify Like Terms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

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

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

 

Example

Simplify 3b + 4b - b

 

Answer

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

Simplify:

5b - 2b

Simplify:

5b + 2b

Simplify:

5b + 12b

Simplify:

15b - 2b

Simplify:

15c - c

Simplify:

15d - d + 2d

Simplify:

15d - 3d + 2d

Simplify:

15n - 3n + n

Simplify:

15n - n + n

Simplify:

m + 3m - 2m

  • Question 1

Simplify:

5b - 2b

CORRECT ANSWER
3b
  • Question 2

Simplify:

5b + 2b

CORRECT ANSWER
7b
  • Question 3

Simplify:

5b + 12b

CORRECT ANSWER
17b
  • Question 4

Simplify:

15b - 2b

CORRECT ANSWER
13b
  • Question 5

Simplify:

15c - c

CORRECT ANSWER
14c
  • Question 6

Simplify:

15d - d + 2d

CORRECT ANSWER
16d
  • Question 7

Simplify:

15d - 3d + 2d

CORRECT ANSWER
14d
  • Question 8

Simplify:

15n - 3n + n

CORRECT ANSWER
13n
  • Question 9

Simplify:

15n - n + n

CORRECT ANSWER
15n
  • Question 10

Simplify:

m + 3m - 2m

CORRECT ANSWER
2m
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Start your £1 trial today.
Subscribe from £10/month.