# PSAT Math : How to multiply binomials with the distributive property

## Example Questions

### Example Question #12 : Polynomials

Decrease  by 40%. Which of the following will this be equal to?

Explanation:

A number decreased by 40% is equivalent to 100% of the number minus 40% of the number. This is taking 60% of the number, or, equivalently, multiplying it by 0.6.

Therefore,  decreased by 40% is 0.6 times this, or

### Example Question #13 : Polynomials

Find the product:

Explanation:

Find the product:

Use the distributive property:

Write the resulting expression in standard form: