# How do you simplify # (x+3) (x - 2)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 11, 2015

#### Explanation:

The two brackets are multiplied by each other.

- To start, multiply the first term in the first bracket by the first term in the second bracket.

#=(x)(x) = x^2#

In other words, x squared or x to the power of two.

For right now, your equation is:

#x^2# -
Multiplying the first term in the first bracket (

# x# ) by the second term in the second bracket =#(-2)#

Your equation will now become:

#x^2-2x# -
multiplying the second variable in the first bracket by the first variable in the second bracket.

This is going to be#(3)(x)#

Your equation will now become:

#x^2-2x+3x# -
You now have to multiply the second term in the first bracket by the second term in the second bracket.

This is going to be#(3).(-2)#

Your equation will now look like

- Next step

You need to combine like variables.

You now have your simplified answer