Simplify the expression.
The simplified expression is .
In an algebraic expression, terms are separated by plus or minus signs.
The term coefficient refers to the number in front of the variable in any term of the expression.
A constant term is the number which have no variable associated with it.
Like terms are the terms which have identical variable parts with same exponent on it. Constants are considered to be like terms as well.
To simplify the given expression , first use the distributive property to remove the parenthesis as follows
Now to simplify above expression further, group the like terms and combine them as shown below
Thus, the simplified expression is .
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