3(a^2 + b^2) - a(b + 2a) +2b(a+3b)
=3a^2 + 3b^2 - ab -2a^2 + 2ab + 6b^2
In your answer you put +2a^2 which is incorrect and is instead - 2a^2
Be careful with your signs infront of brackets when you multiply.
Hope it helpsx
Regards,
Amazed
3(a^2 + b^2) - a(b + 2a) +2b(a+3b) = 3a^3 + 3b^2 - ab - 2a^2 + 2ab + 6b^2
(ab = ba, so it's best to write all mixed terms in the same order)
Now you need to collect like terms (otherwise you have just expanded the brackets not simplified them):
3(a^2 + b^2) - a(b + 2a) +2b(a+3b) = (3a^3-2a^2) +(-ab+ 2ab) + (3b^2+6b^2) = a^2 + ab + 9b^2
RonL