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How to Simplify Expressions

A monomial is an algebraic expression that consists of only one term,
For example:

3a, 4f, 5x.....


A polynomial consists of two or more terms:

for example:

4x + 7y


Adding and Subtracting Polynomials:

When adding/subtracting polynomials, you need to group similar terms.


For example:

3a³-6a²+ 5a³+12a²= 8a³+6a²


12X² + X² = 13X²


4Y - 5Y= -1Y


17X² + 2X + 8X²+ 5X = 25X²+ 7X


Multiplying/Dividing Polynomials:


When multiplying or dividing polynomials, you need to use the rules of exponents.


For Example:


3X(X³+ 4X²) = 3X⁴+ 12X³


Practice Problems: