# Combining like terms with negative coefficients

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Exercise Name:
| Combining like terms with negative coefficients |

Math Missions:
| 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission, Algebra I Math Mission, Mathematics II Math Mission |

Types of Problems:
| 2 |

The **Combining like terms with negative coefficients** exercise falls under the 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission, Algebra I Math Mission and Mathematics II Math Mission.

## Types of problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise.

- Simplify the following expression - This type of problem gives an expression and the user is required to get the like terms together and simplify it.

## Strategies

- It is really easy to get the accuracy badges and speed badges in this exercise. User could answer problems in less than 5 seconds in it.

- Users could get the like terms ( as in the problem in the right) together and simplify them: In the problem in the right, get the and the together and combine them). Hence, the answer would be .

## Real-life Applications

- Knowledge of algebra is essential for higher math levels like trigonometry and calculus. Algebra also has countless applications in the real world.
- Combining like terms is one of the most fundamental simplifications procedures. Virtually all equations employ some kind of collecting like terms.
- Combining like terms can be viewed as a justification for getting common denominators to add a (although circular). The different denominators are different "terms."
- Negative numbers are used to describe values on a scale that goes below zero, such as the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for temperature.
- Knowledge of algebra is essential for higher math levels like trigonometry and calculus. Algebra also has countless applications in the real world.