How do you find the product of #(m+4)(m+1)#?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2016

Answer:

#m^2+5m+4#

Explanation:

We must ensure that each term in the 2nd bracket is multiplied by each term in the 1st bracket.
We can ensure this as follows.

#(color(red)(m+4))(m+1)=color(red)(m)(m+1)color(red)(+4)(m+1)#

now distribute the brackets and collect 'like terms'

#rArrm^2+m+4m+4=m^2+5m+4#