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

## Example Questions

### Example Question #81 : Distributive Property

Simplify the following expression: .

Explanation:

In order to simplify the above expression, we can use the FOIL Method (First, Outer, Inner, Last) to multiply the elements of the expression and add the results. Given , then:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Thus, by FOIL:

### Example Question #82 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Simplify the following expression: .

Explanation:

In order to simplify the above expression, we can use the FOIL Method (First, Outer, Inner, Last) to multiply the elements of the expression and add the results. Given , then:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Thus, by FOIL:

### Example Question #82 : Distributive Property

Simplify the following expression: .

None of the above

Explanation:

In order to simplify the above expression, we can use the FOIL Method (First, Outer, Inner, Last) to multiply the elements of the expression and add the results. Given , then:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Thus, by FOIL:

### Example Question #81 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Expand

2

Explanation:

To expand this set of binomials we need to FOIL the terms. FOIL is the multiplication steps that need to be applied to a set of binomials.

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Solution:

### Example Question #84 : Distributive Property

Simplify:

Explanation:

Use the FOIL method to simplify this expression.

### Example Question #82 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Simplify the following expression: .

Explanation:

In order to simplify the above expression, we can use the FOIL Method (First, Outer, Inner, Last) to multiply the elements of the expression and add the results. Given , then:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Thus, by FOIL:

### Example Question #85 : Distributive Property

Simplify the following expression: .

Explanation:

In order to simplify the above expression, we can use the FOIL Method (First, Outer, Inner, Last) to multiply the elements of the expression and add the results. Given , then:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Thus, by FOIL:

### Example Question #86 : Distributive Property

Simplify the following expression: .

Explanation:

In order to simplify the above expression, we can use the FOIL Method (First, Outer, Inner, Last) to multiply the elements of the expression and add the results. Given , then:

First:

Outer:

Inner:

Last:

Thus, by FOIL:

### Example Question #87 : Distributive Property

Multiply.  Select the answer that is equivalent to this expression.

Explanation:

2x, (x+1), and (x-1) are separate factors being multiplied, so it doesn't matter what order you multiply them together.  I choose to multiply (x+1) and (x-1) first.

### Example Question #83 : How To Use Foil In The Distributive Property

Multiply.  Select the answer that is equivalent to this expression.