# Algebra 1 : How to use FOIL in the distributive property

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Foil

Expand and combine like terms.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's cancel for a final answer of:

### Example Question #4841 : Algebra 1

Expand and combine like terms.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's combine for a final answer of:

### Example Question #32 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Expand and combine like terms.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's combine for a final answer of:

### Example Question #32 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Expand and combine like terms.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's combine for a final answer of:

### Example Question #31 : Distributive Property

Expand and combine like terms.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's combine for a final answer of:

### Example Question #31 : Distributive Property

We usually use the FOIL method of distribution for expanding polynomials, but it is actually a property of numbers. Try to solve the product by foiling instead of computing directly.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

### Example Question #31 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

We usually use the FOIL method of distribution for expanding polynomials, but it is actually a property of numbers. Try to solve the product by foiling instead of computing directly.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

### Example Question #34 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Expand and simplify.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's combine for a final answer of:

### Example Question #35 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Expand and simplify.

Explanation:

Using the FOIL distribution method:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Resulting in:

Combining like terms, the 's cancel for a final answer of:

Expressions of this form are commonly referred to as "difference of squares". If you can spot them, they are easy to expand and to factor because the middle terms always cancel.

### Example Question #36 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Expand by FOILing:

Explanation:

First:

Outside:

Inside:

Last:

Add the values together and combine like terms: