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    two polynomial questions

    Please help.

    "simplify:

    1: -3x(x^2+2)


    2: (2x+5)(x^2-x-2)"



    thank you
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    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by haflore View Post
    Please help.

    "simplify:

    1: -3x(x^2+2)


    2: (2x+5)(x^2-x-2)"



    thank you
    Do you mean "expand" ?

    For the first one, it's like a(b+c)=ab+ac

    For the second one :

    (2x+5)(x^2-x-2)=2x(x^2-x-2)+5(x^2-x-2)
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    thank you again Moo!
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