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Simplify (x^2+6x+5)(2x^2-8x+7)

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Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM via web

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Simplify (x^2+6x+5)(2x^2-8x+7)

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 21, 2013 at 5:02 PM (Answer #1)

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The product (x^2+6x+5)(2x^2-8x+7) has to be determined.

(x^2+6x+5)(2x^2-8x+7)

= x^2*(2x^2-8x+7)+6x*(2x^2-8x+7)+5*(2x^2-8x+7)

= 4x^4 - 8x^3 + 7x^2 + 12x^3 - 48x^2 +42x + 10x^2 - 40x + 35

= 4x^4 + 4x^3 - 31x^2 + 2x + 35

The product (x^2+6x+5)(2x^2-8x+7) = 4x^4 + 4x^3 - 31x^2 + 2x + 35

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kingattaskus12 | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 15, 2013 at 3:30 AM (Answer #2)

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Multiply each term in the first polynomial by each term in the second polynomial.

`(x^2 * 2x^2 + x^2 * - 8x + x^2 * 7 + 6x * 2x^2 + 6x * -8x + 6x * 7 + 5 * 2x^2 + 5 * -8x + 5 * 7)`


Multiply each term in the first polynomial by each term in the second polynomial.

`(2x^4 + 4x^3 - 31x^2 + 2x + 35)`


Remove the parentheses around the expression `2x^4 + 4x^3 - 31x^2 + 2x + 35`

Therefore, the answer is

`2x^4 + 4x^3 - 31x^2 + 2x + 35`

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