How do you multiply #(x - 2)(x + 3)(x - 4)#?

1 Answer
Mar 17, 2018

Answer:

#(x^3-3x^2-10x+24)#

Explanation:

First, take 2 terms and times them eg

#(x-2)((x+3)(x-4))#
#(x-2)(x^2-4x+3x-12)#
Simplify by combining like terms
#(x-2)(x^2-x-12)#
Then times everything in the second term by x then -2
#(x^3-x^2-12x-2x^2+2x+24)#
Simplify by combining like terms
#(x^3-3x^2-10x+24)#