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taranicolee

can someone answer this quick question, i am having a brain bubble.... for 2(5x-4)^2 would you foil 5x-4 thennn multiply it by 2 or should i multiply thennn foil?

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  1. satellite73
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    "foil" first order 'o operations say exponents first, multiplication second

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    \[2(5x-4)(5x-4)\]in other words

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    so i would take (10x^2-20x-20x+16) and multiply it by two to get 20x^2+80x+32?

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    yes, except that that is not correct

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    the first term is wrong since \(5x\times 5x=25x^2\) and not \(10x^2\)

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    hahah oooops. 5 x 5 is 25....

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    yeah hahah. ooopsie. but thank you so much!!

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    also the middle term should be \(-80x\) not \(+80x\)

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    thank you! ((:

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    yw

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