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Whenever a problem can be simplified, you should simplify it before substituting numbers for the letters. This will make your job a lot easier! To simplify an algebraic expression:

  1. Clear the parentheses.




  2. Combine like terms by adding coefficients.





  3. Combine the constants.
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