# How do you find the product #(3/4k+8)^2#?

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#### Explanation:

#### Explanation:

The mistake most people make is simply squaring both terms individually, so you to avoid this error, you should start by writing out the binomial like this:

*This is because it was squared; if it was cubed, you'd write it thrice, and so on.*

This makes it easier to visualise what exactly you're doing, therefore you're less likely to make mistakes when solving it.

Now, I don't know if you've heard of FOIL method but I'll link a video here so you can understand it better before continuing with the question: enter link description here

So, using the FOIL method, we need to multiply:

the first terms of each binomial. i.e.

Then the outer terms, i.e.

Then the inside terms, i.e

And finally the last terms, i,e,

Now you'll need to add these terms:

*[you can add the terms with the same variable; but remember: you can't add #k^2# and #k# because they have different powers.]*

So,

You can also now simplify the individual fractions, which is: