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Can you say "FOIL"?Dominic said:Find the product: (2x + 6)(x -10)

Remember how to multiply numbers long-hand? EVERY element of one number must be paired with EVERY element of the other number. The very same thing applies, here. FOIL is just one possible order that is easy enough to memorize.

(2x + 6)(x -10)

Bring it all together:

2x^2 - 20x + 6x - 60

Simplify:

2x^2 - 14x - 60

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what does ^ mean? in the answer i mean