How do you multiply: #(8x + 3)(4x + 7)#?
There are several methods for multiplying two binomials:
Method 1: Divide and conquer using the Distributive Property
Method 2: FOIL
FOIL is an acronym to help remember how to combine the terms of two binomials when they are multiplied together.
Method 3: Tabular Multiplication
Methods 1 and 3 can easily be expanded to trinomials and beyond; FOIL is restricted to binomial multiplications.