What is an expression in simplest form?
In general, an expression is in simplest form when it is easiest to use. Example, this: 5x + x u2212 3.
How do you put expressions in simplest form?
To simplify any algebraic expression, the following are the basic rules and steps:
- Remove any grouping symbol such as brackets and parentheses by multiplying factors.
- Use the exponent rule to remove grouping if the terms are containing exponents.
- Combine the like terms by addition or subtraction.
- Combine the constants.
What is an example of simplest form?
A fraction is said to be in its simplest form if 1 is the only common factor of its numerator and denominator. For example,89,because 1 is the only common factor of 8 and 9 in this fraction.
How do you know if an expression is in simplest form?
A rational expression is considered simplified if the numerator and denominator have no factors in common.