How do you simplify #(2y + 5x)^2#?
You can Distribute by rewriting:
Combine the like terms in the "middle" :
If you want a challenge, you can do this in your head:
1) Square the first term 2y:
2) Take the product of the terms:
3) Square the second term:
4) and combine!
See the entire simplification process below:
First, rewrite this expression as:
To multiply these two terms you multiply each individual term in the left parenthesis by each individual term in the right parenthesis.
We can now combine like terms: