What is the standard form of # y=(3x – 4) (2x – 1) (x – 2) #?
Writing this in Standard Form (of a polynomial) means that the terms are in order from highest to lowest degree (those tiny little numbers to the right of the
- I combined (added)
#-3x#and #-8x#to get #-11x#
c) Rearrange terms into Standard Form:
- Due to the Associative Property of Multiplication, you can multiply these in any order you want to, I just usually go form left to right.
- I said to Multiply but this could be called FOILing or Distributing by your teacher
- You can always check the answer by factor it back out again because it is entirely possible that I had a multiplication, addition, or subtraction error along the way.