## Multiplying Polynomials:

Multiplying polynomials consists mainly of distrbuting and simplifying, if you're confused I'll give you an example,

Simplify

First, split the equation into two separate expressions:

Next, distribute the x and the 3 to their respective expressions:

Now remove the parentheses:

Finally, you guessed it, combine like terms to get an answer of:

Simplify

**(4***x^*2 – 4*x*– 7)(*x*+ 3):First, split the equation into two separate expressions:

**(4***x^*2 – 4*x*– 7)(x) +**(4***x^*2 – 4*x*– 7)(3)Next, distribute the x and the 3 to their respective expressions:

**(4x^3 - 4x^2 - 7x) + (12x^2 - 12x - 21)**Now remove the parentheses:

**4x^3 - 4x^2 - 7x + 12x^2 - 12x - 21**Finally, you guessed it, combine like terms to get an answer of:

**4x^3 + 8x^2 - 19x - 21**