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Q: What is an algebraic expression that has no like terms and no parentheses?

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Like terms

use parentheses and distribute

It's not. it is an algebraic expression (or a polynomial) containing TWO terms that are not like terms. You can notice it easily in the word itself, "bi" means two.

an algebraic expression has no = sign. it could be like x+4, but an equation has to have an = sign. like x+4=5

Multiply out all brackets (parentheses). Combine "like" terms. "Like" terms are those where any algebraic letters and their powers are exactly the same, but the numbers before them (the coefficients) may be different. Thus 2x2y and 3x2y are like terms and should be combined to make 5x2y. But 2x2y and 3xy2 are not like terms since in the first it is x that is squared while in the second it is y. Similarly, x and x2 are not like terms. Also, when combining terms, remember that x2y is 1x2y.

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A simplified expression.

It is in its simplified form.

A polynomial is one possible answer.

Multiply out all the brackets (parentheses) and then combine like terms.

Like terms

use parentheses and distribute

It's not. it is an algebraic expression (or a polynomial) containing TWO terms that are not like terms. You can notice it easily in the word itself, "bi" means two.

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.

Numerical expression: 59-34*6 Algebraic expression: 5x-3x+2 A numerical expression is limited to only numbers and can always be simplified to one number. An algebraic expressuion uses terms, more specifically a variable like x, and a constant like 2.

Simplifying an expression is getting rid of any brackets or parentheses, performing as many operations as you can - including combining like terms. To evaluate an expression you would substitute the numerical values of all the variables, carry out all the operations (addition, multiplication etc) in the expression to reach the answer - the numerical value of the expression.

A mathematical expression does not have an answer, if it is algebraic and all of the terms are unlike. For example, x+7y does not have an answer because there are no definite solutions, and there is no possibility to combine like terms. However, the expression 2x+7y+3x does have an answer, but the solution is merely the combination of like terms. (5x+7y)