Video: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Simplify (2𝑠 + 1) + (3𝑠 + 2).

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Simplify two 𝑠 plus one plus three 𝑠 plus two.

In order to simplify this expression, we need to group or collect the like terms. We need to group the two 𝑠 and the three 𝑠 and the positive one and positive two. The sign in between the two parentheses or brackets is an addition sign.

Therefore, we need to add two 𝑠 and three 𝑠. Two 𝑠 plus three 𝑠 is equal to five 𝑠. We also need to add positive one and positive two. Positive one plus positive two is equal to three or positive three. This means that the simplified expression for two 𝑠 plus one plus three 𝑠 plus two is five 𝑠 plus three.

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