How do you multiply #(x - 6)(x + 2)#?

2 Answers
Mar 6, 2018

Answer:

#x^2 -4x -12#

Explanation:

Start of by expanding the brackets then simplify

#x^2 +2x -6x -12#

#x^2 -4x -12#

Mar 6, 2018

Answer:

#x^2-4x-12#

Explanation:

Given: #color(blue)((x-6))color(green)( (x+2) )#

Multiply everything in the right hand brackets by everything in the left one.

#color(green)(color(blue)(x)(x+2) color(white)("ddd") color(blue)(-6)(x+2)) larr# Notice the minus follows the 6

#color(green)(x^2color(white)(".d")ubrace(+2xcolor(white)("ddd")-6x)-12#

#color(green)(x^2color(white)("dddd")-4xcolor(white)("ddd.")-12)#