How do you simplify #(6m+1)(2m-5)#?

1 Answer
Jan 7, 2017

Answer:

To simplify cross multiply each term in the left parenthesis by each term in the right parenthesis. See full process below:

Explanation:

#(color(red)(6m + 1))(color(blue)(2m - 5)) ->#

#(color(red)(6m) xx color(blue)(2m)) - (color(red)(6m) xx color(blue)(5)) + (color(red)(1) xx color(blue)(2m)) - (color(red)(1) xx color(blue)(5))#

#12m^2 - 30m + 2m - 5#

Now we can combine like terms:

#12m^2 + (-30 + 2)m - 5#

#12m^2 - 28m - 5#