Like terms are terms that have the same powers and variables. Combining like terms is a mathematical process of simplifying an expression or adding and subtracting polynomials. It helps to simplify the algebraic expression. For example, 2x + 4x = 6x. Here, both the like terms are combined to get a result, i.e., 6x.

There are certain tips to follow when combining like terms.

Grade 7

Expressions, Equations, And Inequalities

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