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Multiplying Polynomials - Problem 3

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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If you're asked to multiply a series of binomials, any shortcuts you can find will make your work less cumbersome. Look for opposite binomials that multiply to a sum of perfect squares (like (a+b)(a - b) .) If you multiply those two first, you'll have fewer terms to work with in the next steps of the multiplication.

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