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Multiplying binomials by polynomials review

A review of how to multiply binomials like 1 + x by polynomials with more than two terms like x^2 - 5x - 6
We already know how to multiply binomials like (x+2)(x7). In this article, we review a slightly more complicated skill: multiplying binomials by polynomials with more than two terms.


Expand and simplify.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property again.
Notice the pattern. We multiplied each term in the binomial by each term in the trinomial.
Want to learn more about multiplying binomials and polynomials? Check out this video.
Expand and simplify.

Want more practice? Check out this exercise.