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Lesson Summary: In this lesson, you'll learn how to simplify more complicated algebraic expressions. We'll use distribution along with factoring and collecting like terms in an effort to simplify the expression. This skill is very often used when solving equations because we may need to simplify the expression before we can isolate the variable.

Here we will work example problems that are designed to strengthen the student's skills in the area of simplifying expressions in algebra. Once several examples are worked, then the student will get a natural feel for how to begin to take apart the problem and simplfiy the answer.