## SWAG 2 years ago Does (2x-5) · (x+1) equal 2x^2-5 if not why @Mertsj @campbell_st

1. Mertsj

It does not because you forgot the Outer and Inner of FOIL

2. campbell_st

nope... you will have a trinomial... 3 terms you are missing the middle term $-5 \times x.... and .... 2x \times 1$ these are like terms so can be added or subtracted to find the 3rd term

3. campbell_st

you have $2x \times x .... and -5 \times 1$

4. Mertsj

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