# Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

### How To : Simplify algebraic expressions with negative exponents

This video explains the process of simplifying an algebraic expression with negative exponents. The video starts with an example of such an algebraic expression; the expression contains negative powers in both the numerator and denominator. The location of the negative exponen ...more

### How To : Simplify algebraic expressions involving exponents

Need help figuring out how to simplify algebraic expressions? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it ...more

### How To : Simplify algebraic expressions with rational exponents

Want to know how to simplify expressions including rational exponents in algebra? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks ...more

### How To : Simplify expressions involving algebraic radicals

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to simplify expressions involving algebraic ratios. In some ways, simplifying algebraic radicals is easier than numeric radicals. When we are working with square roots, we need to find the highest even power of a variable to act as out ...more

### How To : Factor & simplify different algebraic expressions

Math Made Easy offers some great SAT Test Prep. It helps you master the factoring and simplification of any kind of algebraic equation or expression. An expert math instructor provides easy to follow real-time chalkboard examples to help you work your way through step-by-step. ...more

### How To : Simplify a complex rational expression in algebra

Penelope, and eighth-grader, shows us how to simplify a complex rational expression in this algebraic problem. What better way to learn than from students still learning it, fresh in their heads?

### How To : Simplify expressions containing exponents

See how to simplify an algebraic expression containing exponents with this free video math lesson from Internet pedagogical superstar Simon Khan. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to ...more

### How To : Simplify a radical expression including variables

Want to simplify a radical expression with algebraic variables? See how it's done with this free video algebra lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks t ...more

### How To : Solve an algebraic equation

Math can be tricky, especially when you're trying to decipher algebra. It's a love-hate thing; if you don't love math, then you hate it, and there's no in-between. But it doesn't have to be a pain to solve a few problems. It's actually quite simple once you figure it out. An a ...more

### How To : Simplify using the distributive property

Algebra can be difficult to wrap your head around sometimes. When it comes to Algebra, you'll need as many solving short cuts as you can get. Here is an excellent video that will teach you how to simplify Algebraic expressions using the distributive property. This informative ...more

### How To : Do operations with radical expressions

Radical expressions are those in which the radical symbol (under root sign denoting the square root or the nth root) is present (either multiplied or added). Solving these is a bit tricky, but involves similar algebraic maneuvers in a different way. This video begins with an ...more

### How To : Apply the distributive property in math

To solve simple algebraic expressions you have to use different properties. Distributive property is one among them. To apply distributive property in a algebraic expression multiply each term inside the parenthesis by the outside term. In this way you are distributing the out ...more

### How To : Distribute algebra expressions

Learn how to distribute in simple algebraic expressions to help solve those mathematical equations.

### How To : Use PEMDAS to evaluate an algebraic expression

Algebra is not as hard as it looks. Learn how to evaluate expressions correctly by using the order of operations, which can easily be remembered as PEMDAS- Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. You can solve any problem in algebra with this a ...more

### How To : Find the greatest common factor

If you've ever been asked to find the GCF, or Greatest Common Factor, of a series of numbers or algebraic expressions, check out this video to learn how. The methods for finding the greatest common factor for a series of numbers and for an algebraic expression are similar. S ...more

### How To : Multiply and divide rational expressions in algebra

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps. With this installment from Internet pedagogical sup ...more

### How To : Cancel out in basic algebra

This video gives you brief tutorial on simplifying expressions, or canceling out common factors. He starts out by answering the question "What is canceling?" and demonstrates a basic example. You find the greatest common factor between the numerator and denominator, which you ...more

### How To : Compare exponential expressions

In this video the tutor shows how to compare exponential expressions and judge if they are equivalent. He shows how to do this using examples to simply exponential expressions. Now after simplifying the numerator and denominator separately he reduces the fraction to arrive at ...more

### How To : Simplify square roots in algebra

Watch the following video to understand the steps necessary when simplifying square roots. To simplify expressions with radicals, follow these simple steps: • Write the radicand (the number underneath the radical sign) as a product of prime numbers. For larger numbers you ca ...more

### How To : Multiply rational expressions in two "easy" steps

In this Math Made Easy tutorial the instructor shows how to multiply rational equations. He states that multiplying rational equations is simply a process of simplifying equations, in which he says that first the polynomial equations should be factorized. He further shows how ...more

### News : 10 Free Android Apps That Make Math Fun (Yes, Really)

I am an English major physically allergic to all algebraic formulas, so you're unlikely to get any help from me when it comes to solving any expressions. But in the glorious technological age we live in, there are plenty of apps that actually make math and problem solving fun, ...more

### How To : Simplify expressions with negative exponents

Want to simplify a rational expression with a negative exponent? It's easy once you know how. Learn how it's done with this free video algebra lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belong ...more

### How To : Simplify expressions involving absolute value

Need to know how to simplify expressions involving absolute values? It's an absolute cinch. Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. A ...more

### How To : Solve an algebraic expression with given variables

Need help figuring out how to solve an equation with given variables in algebra? Learn how with this free video math lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, th ...more

### How To : Simplify a radical expression in algebra

See how to simplify a radical expression in algebra with this free video math lesson from Internet pedagogical superstar Simon Khan. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. ...more

### How To : Multiply, divide and simplify rational expressions

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next ...more

### How To : Simplify rational expressions in algebra

Mathematical expressions containing binomials create double the pleasure for math geeks because they get twice as much expressions to solve. Ensure your mathematical journey never ends by watching this video on how to multiply and divide rational expressions. A series that's ...more

### How To : Simplify exponential expressions in basic algebra

The video shows how to solved mixed property problems using the exponent rules. See if there are any rules you can apply to the problem until you get to a point where you can't simplify anymore. The instructor shows in the example problem that the two bases are the same, but t ...more

### How To : Simplify radical expressions

In this video the instructor shows who to simplify radicals. If you have a term inside a square root the first thing you need to do is try to factorize it. First factorize the numerical term. Write down the numerical terms as a product of any perfect squares. Now split the ori ...more

### How To : Simplify complex rational expressions

In order to simplify complex rational expressions, it is important to be able to find the lowest common denominator. Complex rational expressions are fractions that are divided by fractions. When you have found the lowest common denominator, then, you should multiply both frac ...more

### How To : Simplify rational expressions in algebra

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just study for that next big test). With this tw ...more

### How To : Simplify algebraic fractions

In this tutorial, we learn how to simplify algebraic fractions. First you will need to simplify the fractions. You need to factor the numerator out, figure out what A is and what B is. Then, figure out what C is and what the products equal as well. When you have these, you wil ...more

### How To : Simplify exponential expressions via the quotient rule

This video demonstrates the quotient rule as applied to exponential expressions that appear in the form of, to use the word loosely, a fraction. The name, "quotient rule", refers to the fact that it applies to expressions which are divided by other expressions. The video begin ...more

### How To : Simplify an exponential expression in algebra

In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to simplify an exponential expression in algebra. There are neither audio nor typed instructions in this video. It is a demonstration of the steps involved in the process. To do this, simply expand the exponentials and then m ...more

### How To : Simplify expressions involving numeric radicals

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to simplify expressions involving numeric radicals. This can be very frustrating to work with if you have not memorized the tables of square, cubes and fourths. If you are taking the square root of a number that is not a perfect square ...more

### How To : Simplify expressions with different exponents

This video shows the method to simplify expressions with different exponents. The video starts with the explanation of 16 raised to the power 1/4. This can be solved by taking the nth or the 4th root of 16 where n stands for the denominator of the fraction. Then the video expl ...more

### How To : Simplify algebraic equations w/ the minus-one trick

Just follow a few steps to simplify algebra with the minus one trick. First step is to take two algebraic equations with having numerator and denominator algebraic equations. Second step is to divide the denominator with numerator. For example, it have like -c/c, it gives like ...more

### How To : Simplify radical expressions in algebra

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just study for that next big test). With this in ...more

### How To : Simplify a radical expression

Doug Simms online shows how to simplify the radical in a mathematical equation. If you need to brush up on your learning this video can help. Start by finding what is the largest square of the number in your radical. If that number can be solved then solve it, put the answer o ...more

### How To : Simplify expressions involving i in intermediate algebra

In this free video math lesson YAY MATH, we learn how to work with imaginary numbers in intermediate algebra. With mathematics, as with anything else, not everyone progresses at the same rate. Algebra is no exception. Happily, in the age of Internet video tutorials, this isn't ...more

### How To : Simplify rational expressions

When you need to compute the square root of a number you can do it by breaking it into perfect squares. When you can split the given number into small perfect squares you can cancel out the square root of the expression to the square of the perfect squares. You cannot always w ...more

### How To : Simplify and rewrite the complex number "i"

The powers of the complex number "i" run their course in a cyclical nature, like annual seasons of "American Idol." Simplify your life - or at least your math class life - by learning how to rewrite the powers of "i" into simple, single variable expressions. This video guides ...more

### How To : Simplify radicals which are not perfect squares

Need help reducing radical expressions without perfect square or cube roots? Take heart: this free math lesson will ensure that you know everything you need to know for that next big test. Examples include square roots, cube roots, and 4th roots. You'll also learn a technique ...more

### How To : Multiply or divide rational expressions

318770 Multiply or divide rational expressions. Here Ms Robichaudd guides you nicely that how to multiply or divide rational expressions. She starts with divide and simplify. In first step she shows you how she multiplied and flip. And then to simplify it more she took out the ...more

### How To : Factor out when doing rational expressions in algebra

This video shows the method to simplify rational expressions. The example used in the video is multiple of 4 and x square plus multiple of 4 and x plus 1 or (4x^2 + 4x + 1)/(2x^3 + 11x^2 + 5x). As the first and last term is a perfect square we get the simplified numerator as ( ...more

### How To : Divide rational expressions

In this video the instructor shows how to divide rational expressions. To divide rational expressions follow this simple four step approach. In the fist step change the division to multiplication by flipping the second fraction. Now the original division simplifies to multipli ...more

### How To : Solve equations with algebraic variables on both sides

In basic algebraic equations all the variables are on left side of the equation. But as the complexity of the problems increases you will find that the equations will contain variables on both sides of the equation. To solve these kinds of problems first simplify the equations ...more

### How To : Multiply rational expressions with opposite signs

In this video the instructor shows how to multiply and write rational expressions in lowest terms. The fist thing you need to do is cancel out the common factors in the numerator and the denominator. You can cancel a term in the top with a term in the bottom even if they are d ...more

### How To : Add rational expressions with different denominators

This video shows the method to add rational expressions with different denominators. The first step in this process involves finding the LCD. After this is done, the numerator and denominator are multiplied by a specific number so that the fractions are rewritten with common d ...more

### How To : Simplify rational radicals

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just study for that next big test). With this fr ...more

### How To : Simplify fractions in basic arithmetic

Need a little help figuring out how to reduce either numeric or algebraic fractions? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, tha ...more

### How To : Simplify & solve multi-step equations in algebra

Looking for a primer on how to combine like terms and/or use the distributive property to solve algebraic equations? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have b ...more

### How To : Simplify fractions with variables in basic algebra

Need help reducing fractions containing algebraic variables? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it' ...more

### How To : Multiple, reduce, add, and subtract fractions

Get an all-in-one brain teaser by watching this math tutorial on how to simplify an expression that requires multiplying, reducing, adding, and subtracting. Solving the equation will put your math skills to the test because you'l have to draw on the greater portion of your ar ...more

### How To : Add and substract complex numbers in algebra

Math has always had the reputation of being nonimaginative, dry, and straight to the point, but mathematicians like to have fun, too! Perhaps that's why they invented imaginary complex numbers dealing with "i." Turn math homework into playtime by watching this video on how to ...more

### How To : Multiply and divide three rational expressions

In this video, the instructor shows how to multiply and divide rational expressions. To solve a rational expression that contains many terms, solve step by step by following the order of operations. Order of operations advises one to work the parenthesis part first; so solve t ...more

### How To : Add & subtract rational expressions

In this video the instructor shows how to add and subtract rational expressions. When you have an addition or subtraction problem of rational expressions, first look and compare the denominator of all the terms. If all of them have the same denominator then the expression can ...more

### How To : Control the camera point of interest in After Effects

Expressing the camera: animating along a path. Rick Gerard presents a five minute tutorial movie as the second in a series that teaches basic After Effects Camera animation. In this example you'll learn how to simplify animating a camera over a still image and how to orient th ...more

### How To : Write rational expressions in lowest terms

In arithmetic, the simplest expression is far preferred to the long eye-boggling one. Stop making your expressions painful optical illusions by watching this tutorial on how to write rational expressions in the lowest terms. By factoring and then canceling out like expression ...more

### How To : Square expressions involving radicals

Here we look at squaring expressions that involve radicals because people tend to make some common mistakes while solving such expressions. Take 5 times the square root of y quantity squared, the answer here is not 5y. Here's the reason, square means to multiply something with ...more

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