Like Terms and Variables
When you have an expression you have to simplify by eliminating all grouping symbols and combining like terms.
You add (or subtract) like terms. This will reduce the number of terms in the expression and that is the extent of simplification that you can achieve using this process.
There are only the two terms, so 8xy
It means to rewrite the expression so that it is in its simplest form. You can do this by combining like terms. For example: The equation 2x + 3x = 5 can be simplified to 5x = 5 by combining the "x's".
a + 7b + 2c
That refers to terms that have exactly the same combination of variables. For example, in 5xy + x2 - 3xy, the first and last term have the same variables, so they are similar. You can simplify an expression by combining such terms.
Lots of expressions are equivalent to it. But for a start, you may want to simplify it, by combining like terms - i.e., add the terms with the variable "w", and separately add the terms without a variable.
If you have a expression that goes; 2x + 5x etc etc Simplifying the like terms is 7x 2x and 5x are like terms, but 2y and 2x are not. The variable needs to be the same.
There are several things you can do to simplify expressions. Specifically for expressions with several terms, two things you can do is to combine similar terms (terms that have the same combination of variables), and then (usually after combining), see if you can apply one of the common methods of factoring, such as looking for common factors, looking for a perfect cube, factoring the difference of squares, the sum or difference of cubes, etc.
They are used to simplify expressions by helping to reduce the numbers that there is
You combine like terms.
Simplify an Expression
to simplify an expression means to take all the like terms and make them one. for example if the expression is 2x+5x+1x-4 , you would simplify it by adding 2x,5x,&1x because they are all alike... it would become 8x-4
You cannot solve an expression. You can only simplify it. Assuming you mean simplify, you do this by combining like terms. Since both terms have an "r" in them, you simply add the coefficients together. Example: 5x + 2x would be 7x Example: -3y + 8y would be 5y Example: -2p - 4p would be -6p You should be able to simplify your problem now.
12t + 15
When the denominator is a factor of the numerator. If there is 2x in the numerator and denominator these terms cancel.
If you're asked to simplify an expression, you need to expand all brackets if there are any, and collect all like terms. If the question is a fraction you have to give the answer in its simplest form
Through Boolean algebra simplification, a Boolean expression is translated to another form with less number of terms and operations. A logic circuit for the simplified Boolean expression performs the identical function with fewer logic components as compared to its original form.
We can simplify this expression by combining the like terms. Here the likes terms are the z's and the x's.2z + 3z + 5z = 10z. (If we have 2 of something and add three of the same thing and then 5 of the same thing we will end up with 10 of that thing).Likewise we can combine the x's.6x - 2x = 4x. (You could think of this as 6x + - 2x if this helps with the idea of "combining".)Therefore we are able to simplify this expression as:2z + 3z + 5z + 4 + 6x - 2x = 10z + 4 + 4x.
simplify means to get an expression to its simplest form (a.k.a. combine like terms, add together constants) i.e. x + x + 5 + 3 simplified is 2x + 8
Combine like terms. 6x - 2y +7.
When you have an expression consisting of several terms added together, and they are not all like terms, and there are like terms separated by unlike terms, you use the commutative law of addition to rearrange the terms so that the like terms are next to each other.