# Simplifying Expressions  - Adding Like Terms

Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will learn the basics behind simplifying expressions. We will start by learning how to add 'like terms' in an expression.
This lesson shows you the basic concepts that you should know when adding 'like terms'. Several examples are shown as well to help you to understand this better.

# Study Tips

Tip #1
Arrange the 'like terms' together before adding them up. This minimizes mistake.
Tip #2
Double check that all 'like terms' are added up. The algebraic expression is considered simplified only when there is no more 'like terms' in it.
Now, watch the following math video to know more.

# Math Video

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# Practice Questions & More

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
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