**In this module you will learn how to remove the brackets from algebraic expressions. **

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- Study expanding brackets at cimt.plymouth.ac.ukThis lesson provides text, practice questions and a full set of online exercises to help you learn how to expand brackets.

There are times when you MUST use brackets to be correct.

Expanding brackets incorrectly is one of the most common errors in equation solving.

**Study and practice**

- Download a distributive property worksheet (simpler)In this worksheet provided by Kuta Software, you're given 24 simpler bracketed expressions to simplify.
- Download a distributive property worksheet (harder)This worksheet from Kuta software provides you with 24 more challenging bracket problems to work on.
- Study expanding the bracketsThis resource from mathsisfun contains text and animated examples showing how to expand many different types of bracketed expressions. At the end you can take an online quiz to test your knowledge.

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