Expressions are simplified by using the acronym PEMDAS, which stands for parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. This acronym is helpful because it tells the order to perform the mathe... More » Math Algebra

Simplifying algebraic expressions involves removing common factors, simplifying polynomials, and canceling out the same expressions. A properly simplified expression is easier to read and solve, so it's best to factor as... More » Math Algebra

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"PEMDAS" is an acronym for the order in which operations are performed in a mathematical expression: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. If there are parentheses, that operation is... More »

In evaluating algebraic expressions, the order of operations is parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division and, finally, addition and subtraction. A saying to help students remember this order is "Please excuse ... More »

Some of the properties of any mathematical equation include the addition property of equality, the subtraction property of equality, the division property of equality and the multiplication property of equality. Each of ... More » Math Algebra

Basic problems in Algebra I typically teach students to solve one-step equations to find variables with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. From there, students learn to solve two-step equations. More »