Simplified Expression

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true when simplifying expressions:

- The order of operations should be used.
- The process does not require an equals sign.
- Like terms are combined.
- The final answer is in its simplest form.

Example

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Simplified expression activity

Simplified expression activity

Non-example

Although you simplify the expressions on each side of the equals sign, this process is called **solving an equation.**

−4*x* + 4 = 8*x* − 5

−12*x* = −9

*x* =

*x* =

−9
−12

3
4

TEKS: 5(4)(F), 6(7)(A), 6(7)(B), 6(7)(D)