College Algebra (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.4 - Polynomials - R.4 Assess Your Understanding - Page 48: 47



Work Step by Step

Multiply each term in the first parentheses set by each term in the second parentheses set. $(x+1)(x^2+2x-4)$ $x^3+2x^2-4x+x^2+2x-4$ Combine like terms $x^3+3x^2-2x-4$ To put in polynomial standard form, make sure to rearrange the numbers by degree from high to low going left to right
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