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MAT0018 Additional resources - Oliver: Multiplying Polynomials

Additional resources that may prove useful to MAT0018 Developmental I math students

Using the BOX method to Multiply

  • There are many techniques used to multiply polynomials. 
      
    • For instance, if multiplying 2 binomials a method called FOIL is sometimes used.

       
                                 

  •  An alternate method (using a BOX) is sometimes easier for students to follow.
          NOTE:  This technique employs the distributive property of  multiplication.

              

                     

                     

 

             

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