Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Removing Brackets

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Lesson Objective
Learn how to remove brackets in algebraic expressions.
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About This Lesson
Algebraic expressions may contain brackets. In order to simplify the expressions, you may need to remove the brackets.

This lesson shows you the basics that you need to know when removing brackets.
Removing brackets

Study Tips

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Tip #1
Remember to multiply all the terms in the brackets with the term outside the brackets.
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Tip #2
It is important understand why you are able to multiply terms together in order to remove the brackets in an expression.
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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
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