How do you find the product of #(6x + 5)(x + 8) #?

1 Answer
May 20, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

To multiply these two terms you multiply each individual term in the left parenthesis by each individual term in the right parenthesis.

#(color(red)(6x) + color(red)(5))(color(blue)(x) + color(blue)(8))# becomes:

#(color(red)(6x) xx color(blue)(x)) + (color(red)(6x) xx color(blue)(8)) + (color(red)(5) xx color(blue)(x)) + (color(red)(5) xx color(blue)(8))#

#6x^2 + 48x + 5x + 40#

We can now combine like terms:

#6x^2 + (48 + 5)x + 40#

#6x^2 + 53x + 40#