Adding Like Terms Practice Question

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Question 1

Simplify the following expression.

Algebra expression 5x +2 -2x -1


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Select and check your answer...

A. 3x + 4
B. 7x + 2
C. 3x + 2
D. -3x + 2

Step by Step Solution

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    Step 1

    First, arrange the like terms as shown.

    Arrange the terms, 5x -2x +3 -1
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    Step 2

    Now add the terms +3 and -1 together. You will get +2

    Add +3 and -1 to get +2
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    Step 3

    Now add the like terms +5x and -2x together. You will get 3x.

    Add 5x and -2x to get 3x
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    Step 4

    There is no more like terms in this expression. This expression cannot be simplified further.

    The simplified expression is 3x +2
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    Step 5

    The final expression is 3x +2. Therefore, the answer is C.