# PSAT Math : How to multiply a monomial by a polynomial

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Multiply A Monomial By A Polynomial

If you have a rectangle with a width of and a length of , what is the area of the rectangle?      Explanation:

To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the length times the width.  Therefore, you must multiply times .  To do that, you must multiply the monomial times each part of the trinomial, like so:  ### Example Question #72 : Algebra

Find the product:       Explanation:

Use the distributive property:  Simplify: don't forget to use the rules of multiplying exponents (add them) ### Example Question #1 : How To Multiply A Monomial By A Polynomial

Find the product:       Explanation:

Find the product: Use the distributive property: When multiplying variables with exponents, add the exponents: ### Example Question #3 : How To Multiply A Monomial By A Polynomial

Find the product:       Explanation:

Find the product: Use the distributive property:  ### All PSAT Math Resources 