Flashcard 8 - Math Reasoning Flashcard Set for the GED Test

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The correct answer is:

To multiply two polynomials, multiply each term of the first polynomial by each term of the second polynomial. Combine like terms. Simplify.


Explanation:

Example:

Multiply \((x^2+3xy+5)\) by \((2x-y)\).

\[2x(x^2+3xy+5) - y(x^2+3xy+5)\] \[2x^3+6x^2y+10x - (x^2y+3xy^2+5y)\] \[2x^3 + 5x^2y - 3xy^2 + 10x - 5y\]

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