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Maths Exercices
FOIL

Multiplication of binomials, the FOIL method.
The FOIL method is a way to multiply binomials. "FOIL" is an acronym to remember a set of rules to perform this multiplication. To FOIL you multiply together all of the following:

  • F: First terms
  • O: Outer terms
  • I: Inner terms
  • L: Last terms
and write them as a polynomial.

Multiply (3x+1)(x + 4)
(3x+1)(x + 4)=3x2+12x+x+4=3x2+13x+4

Solution:   x3 x2 x