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Example Question #1 : How To Multiply Trinomials
Simplify the following:
To multiply trinomials, simply foil out your factored terms by multiplying each term in one trinomial to each term in the other trinomial. I will show this below by spliting up the first trinomial into its 3 separate terms and multiplying each by the second trinomial.
Now we treat this as the addition of three monomials multiplied by a trinomial.
Now combine like terms and order by degree, largest to smallest.
Example Question #2 : How To Multiply Trinomials
The is distributed and multiplied to each term , , and .
Example Question #3 : How To Multiply Trinomials
Which of the following is equal to ?
is multiplied to both and and is only multiplied to .
Example Question #4 : How To Multiply Trinomials
What is ?
is distributed first to and is distributed to . This results in and . Like terms can then be added together. When added together, , , and . This makes the correct answer .