How do you multiply #(2x^2 - 5x +10)(x+4)#?

1 Answer
Jul 31, 2015

Answer:

#=color(blue)(2x^3+3x^2 −10x +40#

Explanation:

#color(blue)((2x^2−5x+10))(x+4)#

Each of the three terms within the first bracket need to be multiplied with both terms of the second bracket.

#=color(blue)((2x^2−5x+10))(x) +color(blue)((2x^2−5x+10))(4)#

#=2x^3−5x^2+10x +8x^2−20x+40#

grouping like terms

#=2x^3+(8x^2−5x^2)+(10x −20x)+40#

#=color(blue)(2x^3+3x^2 −10x +40#