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Evaluate means to "find the value" of

Simplify means to make more simple.

Said another way:

"Evaluate" means that a particular value is desired for the answer. In other words, they want a single number. "Simplify," on the other hand, means "to make simpler," or to reduce the number of symbols used while retaining equality. So for "simplify," they don't want a single number, but instead they're looking for something like "4x" or "3x+2"

- which is as short and sweet as you can make things.

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Simplify means to make more simple.

Said another way:

"Evaluate" means that a particular value is desired for the answer. In other words, they want a single number. "Simplify," on the other hand, means "to make simpler," or to reduce the number of symbols used while retaining equality. So for "simplify," they don't want a single number, but instead they're looking for something like "4x" or "3x+2"

- which is as short and sweet as you can make things.

10 years ago. Rating: 1 | |

If I always wrote according to what I think people would understand I would have to quote Dr. Seuss! ;-)