## vikinorton 2 years ago (3m^3 -1/2 y)(3m^3 -1/2 y) is tehre anyone who can take me step by step through this usign these numbers plese i realy need to get this assignment finished but im not understanding this i have to use the foil method

• This Question is Open
1. klimenkov

I can help you. But I really don't understand what you want.

2. klimenkov

Ah. Ok. Are you here?

3. vikinorton

yes im here i have to simplify this usint the foil method and i dont understand it and if someone could show it to me step bye step i would get it and i could solve the rest on my own but i need some one to do it step bye step just the way im sendign this each step on a line of its own i have dyslexia and can be hard to read the problem cose up

4. ZeHanz

YOu need to FOIL$(3m^3-\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }y)(3m^3-\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }y)$Plain-vanilla FOIL goes like this:$(a+b)(c+d)=ac(F)+ad(O)+bc(I)+bd(L)$so try to do that with your numbers:$F: 3m^3 \cdot 3m^3=...$$O:3m^3 \cdot -\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }y=...$$I:-\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }y \cdot 3m^3=...$$L:-\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }y \cdot -\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }y=...$Then try piecieng the bits together where possible!

5. ZeHanz

Maybe this also helps: F =First - multiply the first number in the left pair of ( ) with the first one in the right O = Outer I = Inner L = Last

6. Hero

What I showed WAS FOIL. The student just simply does not get it and spends more time complaining rather than trying to understand.

7. ZeHanz

@Hero: I missed that completely, I'm afraid...

8. vikinorton

actualy i did get it and i figured out the right answere on my own @hero so thank you very much and now i have finished my assignment bc all five probs are done and i got a 90 so thank you