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Copy and simplify the following expressions by combining like terms, making zeros, and using the Distributive Property. Using algebra tiles may be helpful.   


    Group similar terms together in order to combine like terms.


    Visualize negative tiles, positive unit tiles, negative unit tiles, and positive tiles. If a negative and a positive tile of the same value make a zero, how many tiles are remaining?


    Group similar terms together and make zeros.

    Now the fours make a zero.


    Distribute the on the outside to each of the terms inside the parentheses.


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