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Multiplying Polynomials

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Table of Contents

I. Properties of Real Numbers
Basic Types of Numbers

30m 41s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Basic Types of Numbers
0:36
Natural Numbers
1:02
Whole Numbers
1:29
Integers
2:04
Rational Numbers
2:38
Irrational Numbers
5:06
Imaginary Numbers
6:48
Basic Types of Numbers Cont.
8:09
The Big Picture
8:10
Real vs. Imaginary Numbers
8:30
Rational vs. Irrational Numbers
8:48
Basic Types of Numbers Cont.
10:55
Number Line
11:06
Absolute Value
11:44
Inequalities
12:39
Example 1
13:16
Example 2
17:30
Example 3
21:56
Example 4
24:27
Example 5
27:48
Operations on Numbers

19m 26s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Operations on Numbers
0:25
Addition
0:53
Subtraction
1:33
Multiplication & Division
2:19
Exponents
3:24
Bases
4:04
Square Roots
4:59
Principle Square Roots
5:09
Perfect Squares
6:32
Simplifying and Combining Roots
6:52
Example 1
8:16
Example 2
12:30
Example 3
14:02
Example 4
16:27
Order of Operations

12m 6s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
The Order of Operations
0:25
Work Inside Parentheses
0:42
Simplify Exponents
0:52
Multiplication & Division from Left to Right
0:57
Addition & Subtraction from Left to Right
1:11
Remember PEMDAS
1:21
The Order of Operations Cont.
2:27
Example
2:43
Example 1
3:55
Example 2
5:36
Example 3
7:35
Example 4
8:56
Properties of Real Numbers

18m 52s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
The Properties of Real Numbers
0:23
Commutative Property of Addition and Multiplication
0:44
Associative Property of Addition and Multiplication
1:50
Distributive Property of Multiplication Over Addition
3:20
Division Property of Zero
4:46
Division Property of One
5:23
Multiplication Property of Zero
5:56
Multiplication Property of One
6:17
Addition Property of Zero
6:29
Why Are These Properties Important?
6:53
Example 1
9:16
Example 2
13:04
Example 3
14:30
Example 4
16:57
II. Linear Equations
The Vocabulary of Linear Equations

12m 22s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
The Vocabulary of Linear Equations
0:44
Variables
0:52
Terms
1:09
Coefficients
1:40
Like Terms
2:18
Examples of Like Terms
2:37
Expressions
4:01
Equations
4:26
Linear Equations
5:04
Solutions
5:55
Example 1
6:16
Example 2
7:16
Example 3
8:45
Example 4
10:20
Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

28m 52s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
0:34
Conditional Cases
0:51
Identity Cases
1:09
Contradiction Cases
1:30
Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Cont.
2:00
Addition Property of Equality
2:10
Multiplication Property of Equality
2:43
Steps to Solve Linear Equations
3:14
Example 1
4:22
Example 2
8:21
Example 3
12:32
Example 4
14:19
Example 5
17:25
Example 6
22:17
Solving Formulas

12m 2s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Solving Formulas
0:18
Formulas
0:26
Use the Same Properties as Solving Linear Equations
1:36
Addition Property of Equality
1:55
Multiplication Property of Equality
1:58
Steps to Solve Formulas
2:43
Example 1
3:56
Example 2
6:09
Example 3
8:39
Applications of Linear Equations

28m 41s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:10
Applications of Linear Equations
0:43
The Six-Step Method to Solving Word Problems
0:55
Common Terms
3:12
Example 1
5:03
Example 2
9:40
Example 3
13:48
Example 4
17:58
Example 5
23:28
Applications of Linear Equations, Motion & Mixtures

24m 26s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:21
Motion and Mixtures
0:46
Motion Problems: Distance, Rate, and Time
1:06
Mixture Problems: Amount, Percent, and Total
1:27
The Table Method
1:58
The Beaker Method
3:38
Example 1
5:05
Example 2
9:44
Example 3
14:20
Example 4
19:13
III. Graphing
Rectangular Coordinate System

22m 55s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:11
The Rectangular Coordinate System
0:39
The Cartesian Coordinate System
0:40
X-Axis
0:54
Y-Axis
1:04
Origin
1:11
Quadrants
1:26
Ordered Pairs
2:10
Example 1
2:55
The Rectangular Coordinate System Cont.
6:09
X-Intercept
6:45
Y-Intercept
6:55
Relation of X-Values and Y-Values
7:30
Example 2
11:03
Example 3
12:13
Example 4
14:10
Example 5
18:38
Slope & Graphing

27m 58s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:11
Slope and Graphing
0:48
Standard Form
1:14
Example 1
2:24
Slope and Graphing Cont.
4:58
Slope, m
5:07
Slope is Rise over Run
6:11
Don't Mix Up the Coordinates
8:20
Example 2
9:39
Slope and Graphing Cont.
14:26
Slope-Intercept Form
14:34
Example 3
16:55
Example 4
18:00
Slope and Graphing Cont.
19:00
Rewriting an Equation in Slope-Intercept Form
19:39
Rewriting an Equation in Standard Form
20:09
Slopes of Vertical & Horizontal Lines
20:56
Example 5
22:49
Example 6
24:09
Example 7
25:59
Example 8
26:57
Linear Equations in Two Variables

20m 36s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:13
Linear Equations in Two Variables
0:36
Point-Slope Form
1:07
Substitute in the Point and the Slope
2:21
Parallel Lines: Two Lines with the Same Slope
4:05
Perpendicular Lines: Slopes are Negative Reciprocals of Each Other
4:39
Perpendicular Lines: Product of Slopes is -1
5:24
Example 1
6:02
Example 2
7:50
Example 3
10:49
Example 4
13:26
Example 5
15:30
Example 6
17:43
IV. Functions
Introduction to Functions

21m 24s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Introduction to Functions
0:58
Relations
1:03
Functions
1:37
Independent Variables
2:00
Dependent Variables
2:11
Function Notation
2:21
Function
3:43
Input and Output
3:53
Introduction to Functions Cont.
4:45
Domain
4:46
Range
4:55
Functions Represented by a Diagram
6:41
Natural Domain
9:11
Evaluating Functions
12:02
Example 1
13:13
Example 2
15:03
Example 3
16:18
Example 4
19:54
Graphing Functions

16m 12s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Graphing Functions
0:54
Using Slope-Intercept Form
1:56
Vertical Line Test
2:58
Determining the Domain
4:20
Determining the Range
5:43
Example 1
6:06
Example 2
7:18
Example 3
8:31
Example 4
11:04
V. Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Equations

25m 54s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:13
Systems of Linear Equations
0:46
System of Equations
0:51
System of Linear Equations
1:15
Solutions
1:35
Points as Solutions
1:53
Finding Solutions Graphically
5:13
Example 1
6:37
Example 2
12:07
Systems of Linear Equations Cont.
17:01
One Solution, No Solution, or Infinite Solutions
17:10
Example 3
18:31
Example 4
22:37
Solving a System Using Substitution

20m 1s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Solving a System Using Substitution
0:32
Substitution Method
1:24
Substitution Example
2:35
One Solution, No Solution, or Infinite Solutions
7:50
Example 1
9:45
Example 2
12:48
Example 3
15:01
Example 4
17:30
Solving a System Using Elimination

19m 40s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Solving a System Using Elimination
0:27
Elimination Method
0:42
Elimination Example
2:01
One Solution, No Solution, or Infinite Solutions
7:05
Example 1
8:53
Example 2
11:46
Example 3
15:37
Example 4
17:45
Applications of Systems of Equations

24m 34s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:12
Applications of Systems of Equations
0:30
Word Problems
1:31
Example 1
2:17
Example 2
7:55
Example 3
13:07
Example 4
17:15
VI. Inequalities
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable

17m 13s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
0:37
Inequality Expressions
0:46
Linear Inequality Solution Notations
3:40
Inequalities
3:51
Interval Notation
4:04
Number Lines
4:43
Set Builder Notation
5:24
Use Same Techniques as Solving Equations
6:59
'Flip' the Sign when Multiplying or Dividing by a Negative Number
7:12
'Flip' Example
7:50
Example 1
8:54
Example 2
11:40
Example 3
14:01
Compound Inequalities

16m 13s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Compound Inequalities
0:37
'And' vs. 'Or'
0:44
'And'
3:24
'Or'
3:35
'And' Symbol, or Intersection
3:51
'Or' Symbol, or Union
4:13
Inequalities
4:41
Example 1
6:22
Example 2
9:30
Example 3
11:27
Example 4
13:49
Solving Equations with Absolute Values

14m 12s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Solve Equations with Absolute Values
0:18
Solve Equations with Absolute Values Cont.
1:11
Steps to Solving Equations with Absolute Values
2:21
Example 1
3:23
Example 2
6:34
Example 3
10:12
Inequalities with Absolute Values

17m 7s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Inequalities with Absolute Values
0:23
Recall…
2:08
Example 1
3:39
Example 2
6:06
Example 3
8:14
Example 4
10:29
Example 5
13:29
Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

15m 33s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables
0:32
Split Graph into Two Regions
1:53
Graphing Inequalities
5:44
Test Points
6:20
Example 1
7:11
Example 2
10:17
Example 3
13:06
Systems of Inequalities

21m 13s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Systems of Inequalities
0:24
Test Points
1:10
Steps to Solve Systems of Inequalities
1:25
Example 1
2:23
Example 2
7:28
Example 3
12:51
VII. Polynomials
Integer Exponents

44m 51s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Integer Exponents
0:42
Exponents 'Package' Multiplication
1:25
Example 1
2:00
Example 2
3:13
Integer Exponents Cont.
4:50
Product Rule for Exponents
4:51
Example 3
7:16
Example 4
10:15
Integer Exponents Cont.
13:13
Power Rule for Exponents
13:14
Power Rule with Multiplication and Division
15:33
Example 5
16:18
Integer Exponents Cont.
20:04
Example 6
20:41
Integer Exponents Cont.
25:52
Zero Exponent Rule
25:53
Quotient Rule
28:24
Negative Exponents
30:14
Negative Exponent Rule
32:27
Example 7
34:05
Example 8
36:15
Example 9
39:33
Example 10
43:16
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials

18m 33s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
0:25
Terms
0:33
Coefficients
0:51
Leading Coefficients
1:13
Like Terms
1:29
Polynomials
2:21
Monomials, Binomials, Trinomials, and Polynomials
5:41
Degrees
7:00
Evaluating Polynomials
8:12
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Cont.
9:25
Example 1
11:48
Example 2
13:00
Example 3
14:41
Example 4
16:15
Multiplying Polynomials

25m 7s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Multiplying Polynomials
0:41
Distributive Property
1:00
Example 1
2:49
Multiplying Polynomials Cont.
8:22
Organize Terms with a Table
8:23
Example 2
13:40
Multiplying Polynomials Cont.
16:33
Multiplying Binomials with FOIL
16:48
Example 3
18:49
Example 4
20:04
Example 5
21:42
Dividing Polynomials

44m 56s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Dividing Polynomials
0:29
Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
2:10
Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials
2:59
Dividing Numbers
4:09
Dividing Polynomials Example
8:39
Example 1
12:35
Example 2
14:40
Example 3
16:45
Example 4
21:13
Example 5
24:33
Example 6
29:02
Dividing Polynomials with Synthetic Division Method
33:36
Example 7
38:43
Example 8
42:24
VIII. Factoring Polynomials
Greatest Common Factor & Factor by Grouping

28m 27s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Greatest Common Factor
0:31
Factoring
0:40
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
1:48
GCF for Polynomials
3:28
Factoring Polynomials
6:45
Prime
8:21
Example 1
9:14
Factor by Grouping
14:30
Steps to Factor by Grouping
17:03
Example 2
17:43
Example 3
19:20
Example 4
20:41
Example 5
22:29
Example 6
26:11
Factoring Trinomials

21m 44s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Factoring Trinomials
0:25
Recall FOIL
0:26
Factor a Trinomial by Reversing FOIL
1:52
Tips when Using Reverse FOIL
5:31
Example 1
7:04
Example 2
9:09
Example 3
11:15
Example 4
13:41
Factoring Trinomials Cont.
15:50
Example 5
18:42
Factoring Trinomials Using the AC Method

30m 9s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Factoring Trinomials Using the AC Method
0:27
Factoring when Leading Term has Coefficient Other Than 1
1:07
Reversing FOIL
1:18
Example 1
1:46
Example 2
4:28
Factoring Trinomials Using the AC Method Cont.
7:45
The AC Method
8:03
Steps to Using the AC Method
8:19
Tips on Using the AC Method
9:29
Example 3
10:45
Example 4
16:50
Example 5
21:08
Example 6
24:58
Special Factoring Techniques

30m 14s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Special Factoring Techniques
0:26
Difference of Squares
1:46
Perfect Square Trinomials
2:38
No Sum of Squares
3:32
Special Factoring Techniques Cont.
4:03
Difference of Squares Example
4:04
Perfect Square Trinomials Example
5:29
Example 1
7:31
Example 2
9:59
Example 3
11:47
Example 4
15:09
Special Factoring Techniques Cont.
19:07
Sum of Cubes and Difference of Cubes
19:08
Example 5
23:13
Example 6
26:12
IX. Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

23m 38s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
0:19
Quadratic Equations
0:20
Zero Factor Property
1:39
Zero Factor Property Example
2:34
Example 1
4:00
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Cont.
5:54
Example 2
7:28
Example 3
11:09
Example 4
14:22
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Cont.
18:17
Higher Degree Polynomial Equations
18:18
Example 5
20:22
Solving Quadratic Equations

29m 27s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:12
Solving Quadratic Equations
0:29
Linear Factors
0:38
Not All Quadratics Factor Easily
1:22
Principle of Square Roots
3:36
Completing the Square
4:50
Steps for Using Completing the Square
5:15
Completing the Square Works on All Quadratic Equations
6:41
The Quadratic Formula
7:28
Discriminants
8:25
Solving Quadratic Equations - Summary
10:11
Example 1
11:54
Example 2
13:03
Example 3
16:30
Example 4
21:29
Example 5
25:07
Equations in Quadratic Form

16m 47s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Equations in Quadratic Form
0:24
Using a Substitution
0:53
U-Substitution
1:26
Example 1
2:07
Example 2
5:36
Example 3
8:31
Example 4
11:14
Quadratic Formulas & Applications

29m 4s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Quadratic Formulas and Applications
0:35
Squared Variable
0:40
Principle of Square Roots
0:51
Example 1
1:09
Example 2
2:04
Quadratic Formulas and Applications Cont.
3:34
Example 3
4:42
Example 4
13:33
Example 5
20:50
Graphs of Quadratics

26m 53s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Graphs of Quadratics
0:39
Axis of Symmetry
1:46
Vertex
2:12
Transformations
2:57
Graphing in Quadratic Standard Form
3:23
Example 1
5:06
Example 2
6:02
Example 3
9:07
Graphs of Quadratics Cont.
11:26
Completing the Square
12:02
Vertex Shortcut
12:16
Example 4
13:49
Example 5
17:25
Example 6
20:07
Example 7
23:43
Polynomial Inequalities

21m 42s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Polynomial Inequalities
0:30
Solving Polynomial Inequalities
1:20
Example 1
2:45
Polynomial Inequalities Cont.
5:12
Larger Polynomials
5:13
Positive or Negative Intervals
7:16
Example 2
9:01
Example 3
13:53
X. Rational Equations
Multiply & Divide Rational Expressions

26m 41s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Multiply and Divide Rational Expressions
0:44
Rational Numbers
0:55
Dividing by Zero
1:45
Canceling Extra Factors
2:43
Negative Signs in Fractions
4:52
Multiplying Fractions
6:26
Dividing Fractions
7:17
Example 1
8:04
Example 2
14:01
Example 3
16:23
Example 4
18:56
Example 5
22:43
Adding & Subtracting Rational Expressions

20m 24s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
0:41
Common Denominators
0:52
Common Denominator Examples
1:14
Steps to Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
2:39
Example 1
3:34
Example 2
5:27
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions Cont.
6:57
Least Common Denominators
6:58
Transitioning from Fractions to Rational Expressions
9:08
Identifying Least Common Denominators for Rational Expressions
9:56
Subtracting vs. Adding
10:41
Example 3
11:19
Example 4
12:36
Example 5
15:08
Example 6
16:46
Complex Fractions

18m 23s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:09
Complex Fractions
0:37
Dividing to Simplify Complex Fractions
1:10
Example 1
2:03
Example 2
3:58
Complex Fractions Cont.
9:15
Using the Least Common Denominator to Simplify Complex Fractions
9:16
Both Methods Lead to the Same Answer
10:07
Example 3
10:42
Example 4
14:28
Solving Rational Equations

16m 24s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Solving Rational Equations
0:23
Isolate the Specified Variable
1:23
Example 1
1:58
Example 2
5:00
Example 3
8:23
Example 4
13:25
Rational Inequalities

18m 54s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Rational Inequalities
0:18
Testing Intervals for Rational Inequalities
0:38
Steps to Solving Rational Inequalities
1:05
Tips to Solving Rational Inequalities
2:27
Example 1
3:33
Example 2
12:21
Applications of Rational Expressions

20m 20s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Applications of Rational Expressions
0:27
Work Problems
1:05
Example 1
2:58
Example 2
6:45
Example 3
13:17
Example 4
16:37
Variation & Proportion

27m 4s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:10
Variation and Proportion
0:34
Variation
0:35
Inverse Variation
1:01
Direct Variation
1:10
Setting Up Proportions
1:31
Example 1
2:27
Example 2
5:36
Variation and Proportion Cont.
8:29
Inverse Variation
8:30
Example 3
9:20
Variation and Proportion Cont.
12:41
Constant of Proportionality
12:42
Example 4
13:59
Variation and Proportion Cont.
16:17
Varies Directly as the nth Power
16:30
Varies Inversely as the nth Power
16:53
Varies Jointly
17:09
Combining Variation Models
17:36
Example 5
19:09
Example 6
22:10
XI. Radical Equations
Rational Exponents

14m 32s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Rational Exponents
0:32
Power on Top, Root on Bottom
1:05
Example 1
1:37
Rational Exponents Cont.
4:04
Using Rules from Exponents for Radicals as Exponents
4:05
Combining Terms Under a Single Root
4:50
Example 2
5:21
Example 3
7:39
Example 4
11:23
Example 5
13:14
Simplify Rational Exponents

15m 12s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Simplify Rational Exponents
0:25
Product Rule for Radicals
0:26
Product Rule to Simplify Square Roots
1:11
Quotient Rule for Radicals
1:42
Applications of Product and Quotient Rules
2:17
Higher Roots
2:48
Example 1
3:39
Example 2
6:35
Example 3
8:41
Example 4
11:09
Adding & Subtracting Radicals

17m 22s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Adding and Subtracting Radicals
0:33
Like Terms
1:29
Bases and Exponents May be Different
2:02
Bases and Powers Must be Same when Adding and Subtracting
2:42
Add Radicals' Coefficients
3:55
Example 1
4:47
Example 2
6:00
Adding and Subtracting Radicals Cont.
7:10
Simplify the Bases to Look the Same
7:25
Example 3
8:23
Example 4
11:45
Example 5
15:10
Multiply & Divide Radicals

19m 24s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:08
Multiply and Divide Radicals
0:25
Rules for Working With Radicals
0:26
Using FOIL for Radicals
1:11
Don’t Distribute Powers
2:54
Dividing Radical Expressions
4:25
Rationalizing Denominators
6:40
Example 1
7:22
Example 2
8:32
Multiply and Divide Radicals Cont.
9:23
Rationalizing Denominators with Higher Roots
9:25
Example 3
10:51
Example 4
11:53
Multiply and Divide Radicals Cont.
13:13
Rationalizing Denominators with Conjugates
13:14
Example 5
15:52
Example 6
17:25
Solving Radical Equations

15m 5s

Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:07
Solving Radical Equations
0:17
Radical Equations
0:18
Isolate the Roots and Raise to Power
0:34
Example 1
1:13
Example 2
3:09
Solving Radical Equations Cont.
7:04
Solving Radical Equations with More than One Radical
7:05
Example 3
7:54
Example 4
13:07
Complex Numbers

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Intro
0:00
Objectives
0:06
Complex Numbers
1:05
Imaginary Numbers
1:08
Complex Numbers
2:27
Real Parts
2:48
Imaginary Parts
2:51
Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties
3:35
Adding and Subtracting Complex Numbers
4:04
Multiplying Complex Numbers
6:16
Dividing Complex Numbers
8:59
Complex Conjugate
9:07
Simplifying Powers of i
14:34
Shortcut for Simplifying Powers of i
18:33
Example 1
21:14
Example 2
22:15
Example 3
23:38
Example 4
26:33
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Post by Kenneth Geller on October 15 at 03:10:09 PM

Recently retired from 42 years as a cardiologist. Wanted to "relearn" math after a 55 year absence! While I was a A student in math, I can not recall a teacher who was a clear as your lectures and who has the ability to breakdown the topics so succinctly! Very much enjoy your classes.

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Last reply by: Professor Eric Smith
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:45 PM

Post by Mohammed Jaweed on December 30, 2014

how do you combine the terms correctly

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Post by patrick guerin on July 11, 2014

Thank you for the lecture.

Multiplying Polynomials

  • When multiplying polynomials together we want to make sure that every term of one polynomial, gets multiplied by every term in the second polynomial.
  • If we have a monomial (one term) multiplied by a polynomial, the multiplication process is just the distributive property.
  • If we have two binomials multiplied together we can use FOIL to ensure that we multiply the First, Outside, Inside, and Last terms together.
  • If we have larger polynomials being multiplied together it is useful to organize into a table, or stack them on top of one another.

Multiplying Polynomials

Multiply:
2m2( 4m3 − 5m4 + 6m2 )
  • 2m2( 4m3 ) + 2m2( − 5m4 ) + 2m2( 6m2 )
8m5 − 10m6 + 12m4
Multiply:
5h3( 3h6 + 7h3 − 12h4 )
  • 5h3( 3h6 ) + 5h3( 7h3 ) + 5h3( − 12h4 )
15h9 + 35h6 − 60h7
Multiply:
6y7( 11y2 − 14y7 − 9y10 )
  • 6y7( 11y2 ) + 6y7( − 14y7 ) + 6y7( − 9y10 )
66y9 − 84y14 − 54y17
Multiply:
4k4( 9k3 + 11k6 − 7k5 )
  • 4k4( 9k3 ) + 4k4( 11k6 ) + 4k4( − 7k5 )
36k7 + 44k10 − 28k9
Simplify:
2m( 5m4 − 9m + 7m5 ) − 4m3( 6m3 + 4m2 )
  • ( 2m )( 5m4 ) + ( 2m )( − 9m ) + ( 2m )( 7m5 ) + ( − 4m3 )( 6m3 ) + ( − 4m3 )( 4m2 )
  • 10m5 − 18m2 + 14m6 − 24m6 − 16m5
  • ( 10m5 − 16m5 ) − 18m2 + ( 14m6 − 24m6 )
  • − 6m5 − 18m2 − 10m6
− 10m6 − 6m5 − 18m2
Simplify:
5j2( 7j − 3j2 ) + 6j( 4j4 − 8j2 + 2j )
  • ( 5j2 )( 7j ) + ( 5j2 )( − 3j2 ) + ( 6j )( 4j4 ) + ( 6j )( − 8j2 ) + ( 6j )( 2j )
  • 35j3 − 15j4 + 24j5 − 48j3 + 12j2
  • ( 35j3 − 48j3 ) − 15j4 + 24j5 + 12j2
  • − 13j3 − 15j4 + 24j5 + 12j2
24j5 − 15j4 − 13j3 + 12j2
Simplify:
6x(3x2 + 4x − 10x5) + 4x(7x2 − 8x + 2x) − (3x3 − 2x5 + 5x)
  • ( 6x )( 3x2 ) + ( 6x )( 4x ) + ( 6x )( − 10x5 ) + ( 4x )( 7x2 ) + ( 4x )( 2x ) + ( − 3x )( x3 ) + ( − 3x )( − 2x5 ) + ( − 3x )( 5x )
  • 18x3 + 24x2 − 60x6 + 28x3 − 32x2 + 8x2 − 3x4 + 6x6 − 15x2
  • ( 18x3 + 28x3 ) + ( 24x2 − 32x2 + 8x2 − 15x2 ) + ( − 60x6 + 6x6 ) − 3x4
  • 46x3 − 15x2 − 54x6 − 3x4
− 54x6 − 3x4 + 46x3 − 15x2
Simplify:
3y2( y2 + 4y − 9y3 ) − 7y( − 10y2 + 3y3 ) + 4y3( 4y11 )
  • ( 3y2 )( y2 ) + ( 3y2 )( 4y ) + ( 3y2 )( − 9y3 ) + ( − 7y )( − 10y2 ) + ( − 7y )( − 3y3 ) + ( 4y3 )( 4y11 )
  • 3y4 + 12y3 − 27y5 + 70y3 − 21y4 + 16y14
16y14 − 27y5 − 18y4 + 82y3
Solve:
4k( 2k + 3 ) − 5( k ) = − 2k( 3k − 6 ) − 10
  • 8k2 + 12k − 5k2 = − 6k2 + 12k − 10
  • 3k2 + 12k = − 6k2 + 12k − 10
  • 9k2 = − 10
  • [(9k2)/9] = [10/9]
  • k2 = [10/9]
k = √{[10/9]}
Solve:
5m( 2m − 3 ) + 8 = 3m( 2m + 8 ) − m( − 4m + 1 )
  • 10m2 − 15m + 8 = 6m2 + 24m + 4m2 − m
  • 10m2 − 15m + 8 = 10m2 − 23m
  • − 15m + 8 = − 23m
  • 8 = − 8m
m = − 1
Multiply:
( 2x + 4y )( 6x2 − 3xy + 5y2 )
  • ( 2x )( 6x2 ) + ( 2x )( − 3xy ) + ( 2x )( 5y2 ) + ( 4y )( 6x2 ) + ( 4y )( − 3xy ) + ( 4y )( 5y2 )
  • 12x3 − 6x2y + 10xy2 + 24x2y − 12xy2 + 20y3
12x3 + 18x2y − 2xy2 + 20y3
Multiply:
( 3j − 7k )( 5j2 + 2jk − k2 )
  • ( 3j )( 5j2 ) + ( 3j )( 2jk ) + ( 3j )( − k2 ) + ( − 7k )( 5j2 ) + ( − 7k )( 2jk ) + ( − 7k )( − k2 )
  • 15j3 + 6j2k − 3jk2 − 35j2k − 14jk2 + 7k3
15j3 − 29j2k − 17k2 + 7k3
Multiply:
( 6x2 − 4x + 10 )( 4x2 + 3x + 5 )
  • ( 6x2 )( 4x2 ) + ( 6x2 )( 3x ) + ( 6x )( 5 ) + ( − 4x )( 4x2 ) + ( − 4x )( 3x ) + ( − 4x )( 5 ) + ( 10 )( 4x2 ) + ( 10 )( 3x ) + ( 10 )( 5 )
  • 24x4 + 18x3 + 30x − 16x3 − 12x2 − 20x + 40x2 + 30x + 50
24x4 + 2x3 + 28x2 + 40x + 50
Multiply:
( 8r2 + 10r − 4 )( 3r2 − 2r − 1 )
  • ( 8r2 )( 3r2 ) + ( 8r2 )( − 2r ) + ( 8r2 )( − 1 ) + ( 10r )( 3r2 ) + ( 10r )( − 2r ) + ( 10r )( − 1 ) + ( − 4 )( 3r2 ) + ( − 4 )( − 2r ) + ( − 4 )( − 1 )
  • 24r4 − 16r3 − 8r2 + 30r3 − 20r2 − 10r − 12r2 + 8r + 4
24r4 + 14r3 − 40r2 − 2r + 4
Multiply:
( 4x − 5 )( 8x + 7 )
  • Foil:( 4x )( 8x ) + ( 4x )( 7 ) + ( − 5 )( 8 ) + ( − 5 )( 7 )
  • 32x2 + 28x − 40 − 35
32x2 + 28x − 75
Multiply:
( 6p + 12 )( 10p − 8 )
  • ( 6p )( 10p ) + ( 6p )( − 8 ) + ( 12 )( 10p ) + ( 12 )( − 8 )
  • 60p2 − 48p + 120p − 96
60p2 + 120p − 144
Multiply:
( c − 12 )( 3c + 2 )
  • ( c )( 3c ) + ( c )( 2 ) + ( − 12 )( 3c ) + ( − 12 )( 2 )
  • 3c2 + 2c − 36c − 24
3c2 − 34c − 24
Multiply:
( 5a + 6b )( 7a − 9b )
  • ( 5a )( 7a ) + ( 5a )( − 9b ) + ( 6b )( 7a ) + ( 6b )( − 9b )
  • 35a2 − 45ab + 42ab − 54b2
35a2 − 3ab − 54b2
Multiply:
( 12x − 8y )( 9x − 11y )
  • ( 12x )( 9x ) + ( 12x )( − 11y ) + ( − 8y )( 9x ) + ( − 8y )( − 11y )
  • 108x2 − 132xy − 72xy + 88y2
108x2 − 204xy + 88y2
Multiply:
( 4m − 9n )( 7m + 6n )
  • ( 4m )( 7m ) + ( 4m )( 6n ) + ( − 9n )( 7m ) + ( − 9n )( 6n )
  • 28m2 + 24mn − 63mn − 54n2
28m2 − 39mn − 54n2

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

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Multiplying Polynomials

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Objectives 0:06
  • Multiplying Polynomials 0:41
    • Distributive Property
  • Example 1 2:49
  • Multiplying Polynomials Cont. 8:22
    • Organize Terms with a Table
  • Example 2 13:40
  • Multiplying Polynomials Cont. 16:33
    • Multiplying Binomials with FOIL
  • Example 3 18:49
  • Example 4 20:04
  • Example 5 21:42

Transcription: Multiplying Polynomials

Welcome back to www.educator.com.0000

In this lesson we are going to take care of multiplying polynomials.0002

Specifically we will look at the multiplication process in general, so you can apply that to many different situations.0009

We will look at some more specific things like how you multiply a monomial by any type of polynomial0015

and how can you multiply two binomials together.0021

I will also show you some special techniques like how you can organize all of this information into a nice handy table.0026

I will show you the nice way that you can multiply two binomials using the method of foil.0033

Watch for all of these things to play a part.0038

Now in order to multiply two polynomials together, what you are trying to make sure is that every term in the first polynomial gets multiplied0044

by every single term in the second polynomial.0052

That way you will know every single term gets multiplied by every other term.0056

If you have one of your polynomials being a monomial, it only has one term and this looks just like the distributive property.0061

Let us do one real quick so you can see that it is just the distributive property.0071

We are going to take to 2x4 that monomial one term and multiplied by 3x2 + 2x – 5.0075

We will take it and multiply it by all of these terms right here.0083

We will have 2x4 × 3x2, then we will have 2x4 × 2x, and 2x4 × -5.0091

Each of these needs to be simplified, but it is not so bad.0115

You take the 2 and 3, multiply them together and get 6.0119

And then we will use our product rule to take care of the x4 and x2 by adding their exponents together x6.0124

We will simply run down to all of the terms doing this one by one.0134

2 × 2 =4, then we add the exponents on x4 and x1 power = x5.0137

At the very end, 2 × -5 = -10 and we will just keep the x4.0147

This represents our final polynomial after the two of them multiplied together.0156

Remember that we are looking so that every term in one is multiplied by every term in the other one.0161

What makes this a little bit more difficult is, of course, when you have more terms in your polynomials.0171

As long as you make sure that every term in one gets multiplied by every term in the other one should work out just fine.0177

Be very careful with this one and see how that turns out.0183

First, I’m going to take this first m3 term and make sure it gets multiplied by all three of my other terms.0187

Let us put that out here.0194

I need to make sure m3 gets multiplied by 2m2.0198

Then I will have m3 × 4m and m3 × 3.0206

Now if I stop to there I would not quite have the entire multiplication process down.0221

We also want to take the -2m and multiply that by all 3.0226

Let us go ahead and put that in there as well.0232

We will take -2m × 2m2, then we will take another -2m × 4m and then -2m × 3.0234

That is quite a bit but almost there.0264

Now you have to take the 1 and multiplied by all 3 as well.0266

1 × 2m3, 1 × 4m,1 × 3.0272

That is a lot of work and we still have lots of simplifying to do,0292

but we made sure that everything got multiplied so now it is just matter of simplifying.0295

Let us take it bit by bit.0301

Starting way up here at the beginning I have m3 × 2m2, adding exponents that would be 2m5.0302

Now I have m3 × 4m so add those exponents, and you will get 4m4.0313

Onto m3 × 3 = 3m3 and now we continue down the list over here.0324

-2m × 2m2, well 2 × -2 = -4 then add the exponents and I will get m3, that will take care of that.0333

We will go to this guy -2m × 4m = -8m2.0345

Now this -2m × 3 = -6m and that takes care of those.0354

Onto the last where we multiplied one by everything.,0363

Unfortunately, 1 × anything as itself we will have 2m2, 4m and 3.0366

I have all of my terms and the resulting polynomial, but it still not done yet.0376

Now we have to combine our like terms.0380

Let us go through and see if we can highlight all the terms that are like.0383

I will start over here with 2m5 and it looks like that is the only m5, it has no other like terms to combine.0387

We will go on to m4, let us see what do we got for that.0397

I think that is the only one, so m4.0403

3m3 looks like I have a couple of m3, I’m going to highlight those.0408

I have some squares, I will highlight those.0415

Let us see what else do we have in here, it looks like we have single m’s.0420

There is that one and there is that one and there is a single 3 in the m.0428

We can combine all these bit by bit.0433

2m5, since it is the only one.0436

4m4, since this the only one, let us check this after them.0440

Now I have 2m3, 3 – 4=-1m3 and that will take care of those ones.0446

-8m2 + 2m = -6m2.0459

That one is done and that one is done.0467

-6m + 4m = -2m done and done.0471

And then we will just put our 3 in the end.0478

You can see it is quite a process when your polynomials get much bigger,0483

but it is possible to take every term and multiply it by every other term.0487

Now watch for later on how I will show you some special techniques to keep track of all of these terms that show up.0492

They will actually not be quite as bad as this one.0498

One way we can deal with much larger polynomials and keep track of all of those terms that multiplied together0503

is try and organize all of those terms in a useful way.0508

I’m going to show you two techniques that you can actually organize all that information.0512

One of them we will be using a table and another one we will look like more standard multiplication where you stack one on top of the other.0517

What I'm trying to with each of these methods is ensure that every term in one polynomial gets multiplied by every term in the other polynomials.0524

I’m not are changing the rule while we are doing a shortcut.0531

We are just organizing information in a better way.0534

No matter which method you use, make sure you do not forget to combine your like terms at the end so you can see the resulting polynomial.0536

Let us give it a try.0543

I want to multiply x2 + 3x + 5 × x -4.0545

The way I’m going to do this is first I’m going to write the first polynomial right on top of the second polynomial.0550

From there I’m going to start multiplying them term by term and I'm starting with that -4 in the bottom,0566

now multiply it by all the terms in that top polynomial.0573

Let us give it a try.0580

First I will do -4 × 5 = -20 then I will take a -4 × 3x = -12x and I have -4 × x2 = -4x2.0582

That takes care of that -4 and make sure that it gets multiplied by all of the other terms.0603

We will do the same process with the x.0609

We will take it and we will multiply it by everything in that top polynomial.0612

x × 5 = 5x and I’m going to write that one right underneath the other x terms.0618

This will help me combine my like terms later.0626

x × 3x = 3x2.0629

And one more x × x2 = x3.0635

I have all of my terms it is a matter of adding them up and I will do it column by column.0644

This will ensure I get all of my like terms -20 - 7x - 1x2 and at the very beginning x3.0650

That is my resulting polynomial.0665

Now another favorite way that I like to combine the terms of my polynomial is to use a table structure.0669

Watch how I set this one up.0676

First, along the top part of my table I'm going to write the terms of the first polynomial.0679

My terms are x2, 3x and 5.0687

Along the side of it I will write the terms of the other polynomials, so x, -4.0697

Now comes the fun part, we are going to fill in the boxes of this table by multiplying a row by a column.0706

In this first one we will take an x × x2.0713

It feels like you are a completing some sort of word puzzle or something, only guesses would be a math puzzle.0717

Also x × x2 = x3.0722

x × 3x = 3x2 and x × 5 = 5x.0728

It looks pretty good.0738

I will take the next row and do the same thing.0739

-4 × x2 = -4x2, - 4 × 3x = -12x and -4 × 5 = -20.0743

You will get exactly the same terms that you do know using the other method in a different way of looking at them.0757

We need to go through and start combining our like terms.0764

Looking at my x3 that is my only x3 so I will just write it all by itself.0768

But I have a couple of x2's so I will write both of those and combine them together, -4x2 + 3x =-x2.0776

Here I have -12x + 5x =- 7x and of course the last one -20.0789

Oftentimes you will find your like terms are diagonals from each other, but it is not always the case that seems to be very common.0800

A good important thing to recognize in the very end is that you get the same answer either way.0807

Use whichever method works the best for you, and that you are more comfortable with.0813

Now that we have some good methods and above, let us try multiplying these polynomials again and see how it is a little bit easier.0821

I will use my table method and we will take the terms of one polynomial write along the top.0832

I will take the terms of the second polynomial and write them alongside.0843

You will see this will go much quicker m3 – 2m and 1, 2m2, 4m and 3.0848

Let us fill in the boxes.0864

2m2 + m3 = 2m5, 2 × -2 =-4m3, 1 × 2m2 = 2m2.0865

On to the next row, 4m4, 4 × -2 = -8m2, 4m × 1 = 4m.0880

Last row, 3 × m3 = 3m3, 3 × -2 =-6m and 3 × 1 =3.0896

Let us go through and start combining everything.0909

I have a 2m5 I will write that as our first term, 2m5.0911

I’m onto my 4m4 and I think that is the only one I have floating around in there, 4m4.0918

We can call that one done.0930

3m3 – 4m3, two of those I need to combine, that will be -1m3.0934

I’m onto my squares, -8m2 + 2m2 = -6m2, -6m + 4m =-2m and the last number, 3.0949

The great part is that it goes through and combines all of your like terms and I know I got them off because they are all circle.0977

I’m going to fix this -1, so it is just a - m3 but other than that I will say that this is a good result right here.0984

Some other nice techniques you can use to multiply polynomials together is if both of those polynomials happen to be binomials.0995

Remember that they have exactly two terms, this method is known as the method of foil.1003

That stands for a nice little saying it tells you to multiply the first terms together, the outside terms, the inside terms and the last terms.1010

It is a great way of helping you memorize and get all of those terms combined like they should.1020

It also saves you from creating a large structure like a table when you do not have to.1027

Let us see how it works with this one.1032

I have x -2 × x - 6 I’m going to take this bit by bit.1035

The first terms in each of these binomials would be the x and the other x.1042

Let us multiply those together and that would give us an x2.1047

Then we will move on to the outside terms.1056

By outside that would be the x and -6 we will multiply those together, - 6x.1060

Continuing on, we are on inside terms, -2 and the x, they need to multiply together -2x.1072

And then our last terms -2 × -6 = 12.1084

We do get all of our terms by remembering first outside and inside last.1096

With this method, oftentimes your outside and inside terms will be like terms1101

and you will be able to combine them, and this one is no different.1106

They combined to be 8x.1108

Once you have all of your terms feel free to write them out.1112

This is x2 - 8x – 4 + 12 and the more you use this method, it will come in handy for a factoring a little bit later on.1115

Let us try out our foil method as we go through some of these examples.1129

Here I want to multiply the following binomials, 5x - 6 × 2y + 3.1134

First, I'm going to take the first terms together that will be the 5x and 2y, 5 × 2 = 10x × y.1142

That is as far as I can put those together since they are not like terms.1154

Outside terms that would be 5x and the 3 = 15x.1159

Onto inside terms, -6 × 2y = 12y and the last terms -6 × 3 = -18.1168

We got our first outside, inside, last and it looks like none of these are like terms.1186

I will just write them as they are 10xy + 15x -12y – 18 and we will call this one done.1190

Let us try another one, and in this one you will see it has few more things that we can combine.1206

We are going to multiply - 4y + x and all of that will be multiple by 2y -3x.1211

Starting off with our first terms let me highlight them.1218

- 4y × 2y = -8 and y × y = y2.1223

That is the case here of our first terms.1232

Now we will do our outside terms, -4 × -3 = 12 and x × y.1235

Onto the inside terms, x × 2y = 2xy.1250

Of course our last terms, -3x2.1261

Now that we have all of our terms notice how our outside and inside terms, they happen to be like terms so we will put them together.1273

That will give us our final polynomial, 8y2 + 14xy - 3x2.1280

We can say that this one is done.1294

One more example and this one is a little bit larger one.1303

In fact, the second polynomial in here is a trinomial so we will not be able to use the method of foil.1307

That is okay, we will still be able to multiply it together,1315

but I will definitely use something like a table to help me organize my information a little bit better.1318

Okay, along the top of this table, let us go ahead and write our first polynomial, x – 5y.1330

Then along the rows we will put our second polynomial, I have an x2 – 2xy and 3y2.1340

Here comes the fun part, just fill in all of those blanks by multiplying a row and a column.1358

x2 × x =x3, x2 × -5y = -5x2y.1364

Onto the next row, -2xy × x, the x’s we can put those together as an x2 and the a y.1378

The last part here -2xy × -5y, let us put the y’s together, -2 × -5 =10xy2.1389

One more row, 3y2 × x =3xy2.1401

I have 3y2 × -5y -15y3.1412

We have all of our terms in there, now we need to combine the like terms.1422

Let us start here on the upper corner.1427

If we have any single x3 that we can put with this one.1429

It look like it is all by its lonesome, we will just say x3.1435

We are looking for x2y, they must have x2 and they must have y, I think I see two of them, here is one and here is that other one.1441

Let us put these together, -2 + -5 = -7 and they are x2y terms.1453

Continuing on, I have an xy2.1464

I have two of those so let us put them together, we will take this one and we will take that one, 10 + 3= 13xy2.1468

That takes care of those terms.1482

One more -15y3, I will put it in -15y3.1483

Now I have the entire polynomial.1491

Remember, at its core when you multiply polynomials you just have to make sure that every term gets multiplied by every other term.1493

Use these techniques such as foil or a table to help you organize all of those terms.1500

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