# How do you multiply (k - 2)(k - 1)?

Dec 8, 2016

${k}^{2} - 3 k + 2$

#### Explanation:

Use cross multiplication to multiply each term in the parenthesis on the left by each term within the parenthesis on the left:

(k*k - (1*k) - (2*k) + 2

${k}^{2} - 1 k - 2 k + 2$

Now combine like terms:

${k}^{2} - 3 k + 2$