# How do you simplify #(2x + 1) (x - 5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2018

#### Explanation:

There is a method I learned called "FOIL"

F = multiply the first terms

O = multiply the outer terms

I = multiply the inner terms

L = multiply the last terms

and add all these up

If the polynomials were (a + b)(c + d), using "FOIL" would look like this:

"F" + "O" + "I" + "L"

ac + ad + bc + bd

Using

Simplify