# How do you multiply #(3a + 1) ( 2a - 7)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

Use the FOIL method.

#### Explanation:

FOIL stands for:

Firsts

Outsides

Insides

Lasts

These refer to the position of the terms in the binomials. Let's start solving by multiplying the Firsts. In this case, we would multiply

Next, let's multiply the Outsides, which are the first term of the first binomial and the second term of the second binomial. We would multiply

We'll multiply the Insides next. These would be

Finally, we multiply the Lasts, which are

We now have to put them all together in one expression. Our expression is