Is there a way I can multiply polynomials and get answers in variables instead of numeric values?

(So if I enter $\displaystyle (x^2+1)(x+x^3)$ I get $\displaystyle 2x^3+x^5+x$)

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- May 28th 2013, 03:59 PMYuukiMultiplying Polynomials
Is there a way I can multiply polynomials and get answers in variables instead of numeric values?

(So if I enter $\displaystyle (x^2+1)(x+x^3)$ I get $\displaystyle 2x^3+x^5+x$) - May 28th 2013, 09:41 PMEducatedRe: Multiplying Polynomials
I have a fx9750gii and I have added new firmware to it and it can expand polynomials for me (if that's what you're after)

What calculator do you have? - May 28th 2013, 11:11 PMYuukiRe: Multiplying Polynomials
I have a ti-84.

- May 28th 2014, 05:14 AMAMathGuyRe: Multiplying Polynomials
It is not using a calculator, but I wrote a little Python class to multiply polynomials or raise a polynomial to any positive integer power. Its very cool!