# Simplifying Expressions

### Popular Tutorials in Simplifying Expressions

#### How Do You Simplify an Expression?

Simplifying an algebraic expression is a fundamental part of solving math problems. Get some practice putting an expression in simplest form by following along with this tutorial.

#### How Do You Use the Distributive Property to Simplify an Expression?

In this tutorial you'll see how to apply the distributive property. Remember that this is important when you are trying to simplify an expression and get rid of parentheses!

#### How Do You Use the Associative Property?

Learning the associative property of addition is one thing, but being able to use it can be a completely different challenge. In this tutorial, you'll see how to put this very useful property into action.

#### How Do You Use the Order of Operations?

If you're trying to simplify some math expressions, you have to do it in the right order. If you've ever wondered how to do that, check out this example tutorial where you'll see exactly what order you need to follow:)

#### What are Like Terms?

Combining like terms together is a key part of simplifying mathematical expressions, so check out this tutorial to see how you can easily pick out like terms from an expression

#### What is the Distributive Property?

The distributive property is a very deep math principle that helps make math work. It's the rule that lets you expand parentheses, and so it's really critical to understand if you want to get good at simplifying expressions. So check out the tutorial and let us know what you think!

#### What are the Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication?

The associative property is one of those fundamental properties of math that make math work. You probably take this property for granted because it's so ingrained, but it's important to see how the guts of math work, so check out the tutorial and make sure you're solid on your fundamentals!

#### What's the Order of Operations?

Check out this tutorial where you'll see exactly what order you need to follow when you simplify expressions. You'll also see what happens when you don't follow these rules, and you'll find out why order of operations is so important!

#### How Do You Factor a Greatest Common Factor Out of an Expression?

The greatest common factor (GCF) is the largest factor two or more numbers have in common. Finding the GCF can be very useful in simplifying an expression or solving an equation. In this tutorial, see how to identify the GCF of an expression and factor it out. Check it out!