Combining Rational Number Like Terms – Practice Problems

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When simplifying algebraic expressions, it’s necessary to combine all like terms together. Given a long list of objects in real life, summarizing the list is one big step in putting order to it. Just like in combining like terms, similar objects in the list can be put together for better organization. Learn how to combine like terms with rational numerical coefficients by helping Laura, an archaeologist, put back together pieces of broken artifacts that she found in a historical site in Cambodia. Common Core Reference: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.1

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Describe how to combine like terms, and simplify the expression $\frac{2}{3}h+\frac{1}{4}-\frac{1}{9}h+\frac{1}{4}$.
Explain the mathematical terms.
Give the steps for combing like terms.
Calculate the total amount of ingredients by combining like terms.
State how to combine like terms with integers.
Combine and simplify the given rational expressions as much as possible.