# “Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge”

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Fundamental Algebra
Name : ______________ Class : ____ Date : ______________
(Based on exercise 5a)
1. Write down the algebraic expression for each
of the following statement!
a. A number is added by 5
b. 2 is subtracted from a number
c. Marry’s age is seven years older than
Joseph’s age
d. The total number of students if in the class
there are x girls and y boys
e. The total number of tires in parking lot if
there are y cars

(Based on exercise 5b)
2. If m = 3, n = -4 and p = -2, evaluate each of the
following:
a. p n m + ÷5 3

b. ) 3 ( 2
2
n m p + ÷

c. p m n p × + ÷ 2 ) 7 (

d.
mp
p
m n
p m 4 5
3
2 +
+
+
÷

e. ( ) | | p n m
n m
m
n mp ÷ ÷ ×
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| ÷
÷ +
6
3

(Based on exercise 5c)
3. Simplify each of the following:
a. = + ÷ ÷ n n n ) ( 9

b. = ÷ + + ÷ y y y y 8 6
2 2

c. =
÷ + ÷ + ÷ ÷
+ ÷ + ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷
) 3 ( 4 3 ) 4 ( 2
7 ) 5 ( ) 4 ( 2 5
m y m y x
y y x y x

d. = ÷
b
c
ab
bc a
2
2 3

(Based on exercise 5d)
4. Simplify the following expression using the
concept of expansion:
a. b a b a 9 ) 7 5 ( 12 + ÷ ÷
b. ) 2 3 ( ) 3 ( 2 a b a b a + + + ÷

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(Based on exercise 5e)
5. Determine the simplest form of:
( ) ( ) ( ) b c c b b c a 4 7 4 4 7 2 9 ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ + ÷

(Based on exercise 5f)
6. Simplify the following algebraic fractions:
a.
4
3
5
4
2
7 3
÷
+
÷
÷ x x

b.
3
6
2
) 2 3 (
8
) 7 ( 2 b b a a
÷
+
+
÷

c.
6
4
5
3 4
3
÷
÷
÷
÷
a a
a

(Based on exercise 5g)
7. Factorize the following expressions:
a. y xy 56 28 +

b. aj ax a 9 6 3 ÷ +

c. mop lost 18 9 +

(Based on exercise 5h)
8. Factorize the following expressions:
a. ) 3 ( ) 3 ( 3 ÷ ÷ ÷ b h b k

b. ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 3 2 ( q p x y q p x y + + ÷ + ÷

(Based on exercise 5i)
9. Factorize the following expressions using the
concept of grouping factorization:
a. by ay bx ax + + +

b. bc ad cd ab 18 20 15 24 + ÷ ÷

c. dx cy dy cx 8 3 4 6 ÷ ÷ +

d. 6 3 10 5 + ÷ ÷ x m mx