Combining like terms confuses many students. But by using a special notation, the double-slash, students get a visual aid that helps them combine like terms with greater care. This post shows how to use the double-slash to combine like terms. And it offers practice problems and their solutions, too.
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Math problem that deals with the hands of a clock.
Here is the answer to an interesting problem: what provides a better fit, a square peg in a circular hole, or a circular peg in a square hole? We can use simple geometry to figure it out!
Circle the Square or square the circle. Either way, it’s a fun math problem. Feel free to try it, share it, use it however you wish.
How to tell if 8 divides into a number. There is a simple test for this. This post explains this.
Practice problems for reducing fractions. Use divisibility tricks to reduce fractions.