How do you multiply the expression #(x – 3)^2#?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2016

Answer:

You FOIL #(x - 3)^2#.

Explanation:

Since you know that #(x - 3)^2# expanded is (x-3)(x-3), just can just FOIL to solve.

How to FOIL
1. Distribute the first digit in the first parentheses to the first digit in the second parentheses
2. Distribute the first digit in the first parentheses to the second digit in the second parentheses
3. Distribute the second digit in the first parentheses to the first digit in the second parentheses
4. Distribute the second digit in the first parentheses to the second digit in the second parentheses
5. Combine like terms.

http://www.mesacc.edu/~scotz47781/mat120/notes/polynomials/foil_method/foil_method.html