Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - Chapter Review: 29

Answer

$w^2+13w+12$

Work Step by Step

To use the FOIL method, we multiply the first term from each binomial, the first term from the first binomial and the last term from the second binomial, the last term of the first binomial and the first term of the second binomial, and the last terms of each binomial. We then find the sum of these products and combine the like terms to get our answer. When we apply this method to $(w+1)(w+12)$, we get the answer: $w^2+13w+12$, which is already in standard form because the exponents of the terms descend from left to right.
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