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# Math: Basic Tutorials : Multiplying Polynomials

## Multiplying Polynomials

## Examples

## Summary and Worksheet

## Attribution

Examples Source: "Prealgebra - opens in a new window" by Lynn Marecek & Mary Anne Anthony-Smith is licensed under CC BY 4.0 - opens in a new window / A derivative from the original work - opens in a new window

**distributive property** and **product rule of exponents**.

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Example 1. Multiply the expression negative 2x times open parenthesis 5x squared plus 7x minus 3 close parenthesis.

Line 1: Multiply negative 2x by each term inside the parentheses, so the expression is negative 2x times 5x squared plus negative 2x times 7x minus negative 2x times 3

Line 2: Multiply to simplify the expression to negative 10x cubed minus 14x squared plus 6x.

Example 2. Multiply the expression open parenthesis 4y plus 3 close parenthesis times open parenthesis 6y minus 5 close parenthesis.

Line 1: Multiply each term in the first set of parentheses by each term inside the second set of parentheses, so the expression is 4y times 6y plus 4y times negative 5 plus 3 times 6y plus 3 times negative 5.

Line 2: Multiply to simplify the expression to 24y squared minus 20y plus 18y minus 15.

Line 3: Collect like terms, so the final expression is 24y squared minus 2y minus 15.

- Summary: Multiplying Polynomials - PDF - Opens in a new windowThis document contains a short (1 – 2 page) summary of this topic as well as detailed examples to illustrate key concepts. Use this summary to review this topic.

- Worksheet: Multiplying Polynomials - PDF - Opens in a new windowThis document contains practice questions on this topic. Use the worksheet to test your knowledge and practice the skills learned in this module. The answers to the practice questions are provided at the end.