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Special Polynomial

Multiplying
Remember: When multiplying monomials,
make sure EVERY MEMBER of the first
group multiplies EVERY MEMBER of the
second group!

(3x + 5)(2x + 5)
PRACTICE!!

(x – 3)(x + 5)

x
2 + 5x + -3x + -15
x + 2x -15
2
Here are some special ways to multiply
polynomials:

(x + 2) 2

This means “(x+2) times itself !


(x + 2)(x + 2)
Try These

1. (x – 1) 2

2. (2x + 1)2
Another Special Polynomial Multiplication
has the same polynomials, but with
different signs.

(x + 3)(x – 3)
Try This First

3. (x + 3)(x – 3)
Notice that when we multiply this type of
problem, the middle term always cancels
out.

(x – 4)(x + 4)
x + 4x + -4x + -16
2

x – 16
2
• These special products are called
Difference of Squares

See if you can do them mentally:

(x + 5)(x – 5)
Try These Mentally
4. (2x – 5)(2x + 5)

5. (x – 10)(x + 10)

6. (3x + 3)(3x – 3)