## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$2x^2-x-6$
$(2x+3)(x-2)$ To simplify this, we may use the FOIL method. In this method, we can distribute the first and second terms of either of the contents in the parentheses, to the other pair of terms. Mathematically, it looks like this: $(2x\times x)+(2x\times -2) +(3\times x)+(3\times -2)$= $2x^2-4x+3x-6$= $2x^2-x-6$