# How do you multiply #(x + 5)^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 7, 2016

#### Explanation:

Squaring means multiplying a factor or term by itself,

This example is called **squaring a binomial**

The answer is a trinomial

Each term in the bracket must be multiplied by each term in the second bracket,

Note: the two middle terms will ALWAYS be the same

Can you see the short method to get to the answer?