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Finding questions for practicing a new concept of math can be time-consuming. However, at the same time, it is very important to practice a set of variety of questions to have a clear grasp on the concept. If you are a parent and your child is learning algebraic expressions these days; or you a a student and searching for practice questions on the addition of algebraic expressions then this article is for you.

**Steps for Addition of Algebraic Expression**

You might know the basic steps and approaches for the addition of algebraic expressions. If not, Let us have a basic idea of the strategy:

The addition of algebraic expression can be done in two different methods:

**Horizontal method****Column method**

### Example of Horizontal method of addition

E1: 9x+9y+9

E2: 7y+7+7x

To perform addition on E1 and E2:

E1= 9x+9y+9

E2=7x+7y+7

E1+E2

= (9x+9y+9) + (7x+7y+7)

= (9+7)x + (9+7)y + (9+7)

= 16x+16y+16

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### Example of Column method of addition

E1: 9x+9y+9

E2: 7y+7+7x

Rearranging E2 for simplification: E2= 7x+7y+7

To perform addition :

E1: 9x+9y+9

E2: 7x+7y+7

E1+E2: 16+16y+16

### Some Practice Examples in Addition of Algebraic Expression

EX1:

Find the perimeter of a triangle with the side given as

4p+ 3pr + 35

-8pr+ 3r+ 26

4p+5r+20

Ans:

Let us consider the sides of the triangle to be A, B, and C.

A= 4p+ 3pr + 35

B= -8pr+ 3r+ 26

C=4p+5r+20

The perimeter of the triangle is the sum of all its sides, i.e. (A+B+C)

Hence, the perimeter is:

+4p + 3pr + 35

- 8pr + 26 + 3r

+4p + 20 + 5r

+8p -5pr+ 81 + 8r

The perimeter is 8p+8r-5pr+81

#### EX2: Simplify the given algebraic expressions.

- 5x²+35x+9xy+10-10y+6y²+3x²

Ans: 8x²+6y²+35x-10y+9xy+10

- 5xy-3(2x-3+3xy)-(5y+3y-3xy)

Ans: 5xy-3(2x-3+3xy)-(5y+3y-3xy)

=5xy-6x+9-9xy-5y-3y+3xy

=-6x+(-5-3)y+(5-9+3)xy+9

= -6x-8y-xy+9

EX3: 5x²y+9xy+6xy²+3x²-5x²y+9xy+6xy²

Ans: 5x²y+9xy+6xy²+3x²-5x²y+9xy+6xy²

= (5-5)x²y + (6+6)xy² + (9+9 )xy + 3x²

= 12xy² + 18xy + 3x²

#### Other Practice Questions:

**Q3:** Simplify: 9ab – 2bc + 5ab – 3ac

**Q4:** Find the sum: x³+2x2y−xy²+3x3−(2x2y−xy²)

**Q5**: Simplify: 2a²b + 4ab² – 3a²b + 5ab²

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**FAQs (Frequently Asked Queations)**

Q1: How can I calculate the sum of algebraic expressions?Ans: Combine like terms and constants independently to obtain the final result when determining the addition of algebraic equations.

Q2: What is an expression in algebra?Ans: A mathematical expression that contains variables, constants, and operators is called an algebraic expression.

Q3: How are algebraic expressions added or subtracted?Ans: Algebraic expressions can be added or subtracted by first organizing them, and then combining coefficients of like terms and constants separately.

Q4: In an algebraic expression, is it possible to add two or more dissimilar terms?Ans: Contrary to terms in algebraic formulas, we are not able to add.

Q5: Is it possible to include more than one similar term in an algebraic expression?Ans: Yes, similar terms can be added to algebraic expressions.

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