8-7 Multiplying Polynomials


This section will teach how to multiply polynomials using the FOIL method. FOIL stands for First, Outer, Inner, last, it is the order in which you multiply the terms within the polynomial. You multiply the first two terms in each of the parentheses and then the terms closest to the outside of the parentheses, then you multiply the two terms closest to the inside of the parentheses, and finally the last two terms in the parentheses. If you have an equation like (x-3)(x+3), you can just multiply the pairs, x and x, then 3 and 3 and solve.









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