# Expand (x + y)^2

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• December 3rd 2011, 05:49 AM
Kyleee
Expand (x + y)^2
I know, you might say I'm stupid because I don't know this, but I'm stuck. :D

I need to know how to do this :

(x + y)²

Would it be something like :

x² + (2 x xy) + y²
x² + xy² + y²

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The thing is though, I know how to do this :

(5 + x)²

= 25 + (2 x 5x) + x²
= 25 + 10x + x²

Seeeee ^^

I know how to do the ones with a letter and number, but I don't know how to do the ones with two letters.
• December 3rd 2011, 05:53 AM
Quacky
Re: I'm stuck on this very simple algebra question. :D
$(x+y)(x+y)$

$=x^2+xy+xy+y^2$

$=x^2+2xy+y^2$
• December 3rd 2011, 05:56 AM
Kyleee
Re: I'm stuck on this very simple algebra question. :D
Thanks bro. :D