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.


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Simplified expression activity

Simplify expressions activity


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

−4x + 4 = 8x − 5
−12x = −9
x =
−9 −12

x =
3 4

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