# Some one help

#### Dominic

##### Junior Member
Find the product: (2x + 6)(x -10)

(2x + 6)(x-10)=12x(x-10)

12x^2 - 10

Right or wrong?

#### tkhunny

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

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)

First: 2x * x = 2x^2
Outer: 2x * (-10) = -20x
Inner: 6 * x = 6x
Last: 6 * (-10) = -60

Bring it all together:
2x^2 - 20x + 6x - 60

Simplify:
2x^2 - 14x - 60

#### Dominic

##### Junior Member
Thank you. I understand know. The way you explained this to me is way better than the way the book tells you how to do it.

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
what does ^ mean? in the answer i mean

#### tkhunny

##### Moderator
Staff member
Standard text-based version of exponentiation.

x^2 = x<sup>2</sup>

Sometimes I'm just too lazy to type in the HTML tags.