# Simplifying Algebra Expressions A

Simplifying

Basic simplifying involving: indices, multiply terms, dividing terms, Brackets.

#      Ex1.14, Ex1.15, Ex1.16 Theta pg 7 & 8

More Simplifying

Simplifying algebraic fractions, Multiply fractions, Dividing fractions, Fractions with powers

#    Ex2.01, Ex2.02, Ex2.03, Ex2.04 Theta pg 9 & 10

# Combine Like Terms

### Simplify by collecting 'like' terms together

 Simplify x's Simplify y's Answer   Mouse over key words  ### Remember x2 and x are NOT 'like' terms    # Multiplying

### Multiplying terms combines the powers

 Simplify Why? Mixed terms Answer   Mouse over key words  ### Multiplying the numbers, ADD the powers.    # Dividing

### Dividing terms also combines the powers

 Simplify Why? Mixed terms Answer   Mouse over key words  ### Divide the numbers, SUBTRACT the powers.    # Brackets

### Removing the brackets involving powers.

 Simplify Why? Mixed terms Answer Mouse over key words  ### Summary:    # Square Root

### Divide the power by the root.

 Simplify Mixed terms Answer Cube root Answer Mouse over key words  ### Summary:      # Combined Example

### Simplify as much as possible.

 Expand powers Invert fraction Multiply terms Divide terms Mouse over key words  ### Summary:

 Expand brackets Invert 2nd fraction & change to multiplying  