# How do you foil #(6x-y)(3x-2y)#?

##### 2 Answers

Add (product of **F** irst terms) plus (product of **O** utside terms) plus (product of **I** nside terms) plus (product of **L** ast terms) to get

#### Explanation:

First terms:

Outside terms:

Inside terms:

Last terms:

Sum of Products:

FOIL is a reminder of how to multiply two binomials.

#### Explanation:

When we multiply two polynomials, we must multiply each (and every) term in one times each (and every) term of the other.

{Reminder: things that are to be multiplied are called "factors", things to be added are called "terms".)

Many people use FOIL to remind themselves and to keep track of how to multiply these:

Multiply:

Written on one line, we have: