# How do you simplify #(x+4) (x-3)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

The only way to simplify this equation is by expansion and grouping together the like terms.

#### Explanation:

**Expanding out the brackets**

To expand out the brackets we'll use the **F.O.I.L** rule. The F stands for first, we will multiply the first term in both brackets together to get

Overall we get

**Grouping together like terms**

This part is easy! Any terms that are the same we group together into one term. The only terms we have that are the same are

This means our final answer is