# Simplify Like Terms

In this worksheet, students simplify like algebraic terms.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

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

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

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

Example

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

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

3b
• Question 2

Simplify:

5b + 2b

7b
• Question 3

Simplify:

5b + 12b

17b
• Question 4

Simplify:

15b - 2b

13b
• Question 5

Simplify:

15c - c

14c
• Question 6

Simplify:

15d - d + 2d

16d
• Question 7

Simplify:

15d - 3d + 2d

14d
• Question 8

Simplify:

15n - 3n + n

13n
• Question 9

Simplify:

15n - n + n

15n
• Question 10

Simplify:

m + 3m - 2m

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

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

• Tuition Partner