Once students have mastered the art of one- and two-step equations, the next logical progressions is three-step equations. Â Three-step equations take a variety of forms, the simplest being equations where you must combine like terms. Â This set ofÂ * free algebra worksheets* allows students Â to ease into some tougher equations by utilizing their ability to simplify expressions.

Each of the * like terms worksheets*, comes with an answer key and examples that will help students become experts at solving equations. Â As an Algebra teacher, I know how easily one little mistake can throw off a student’s solution, that’s why I’ve included plenty of space to show student work. Â Everyone is learning Algebra earlier and earlier these days, so feel free to utilize these worksheets in middle school or high school.

**Solving Equations with Like Terms**Â **1**â€“ This 12 problem worksheet features relatively simple equations, where you will have to combine like terms, then use inverse operations to solve an equation. Â These problems include addition and the answers are all positive. Â This is a great place to start your conquest of Like Terms Equations like “6*x* + 10 + 2*x* = 42″.

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**Solving Equations with Like Terms**Â **2**â€“ This 12 problem worksheet focuses on equations that have both addition and subtraction of like terms. Â Students will only deal with positive integers and positive answers as they solve equations like “8*x* + 10 – 4*x* = 18″.

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**Solving Equations with Like Terms**Â **3**â€“ In this 12 problem worksheet you’ll have to remember not to combine your variables with your regular integers. Â You’ll also need to take care in adding or subtracting the correct terms. Â A typical equation on this worksheet looks like this “3*x* – 12 + 9*x* = 72″

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