Posted by Jane on .
Please can you expand and simplify the following:
(2x5)(x+3)
Many thanks.
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drwls,
Learn and apply the FOIL method.
(First, Outside, Inside, Last)
That describes the pairs of terms that you must multiply and then add together.
http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/simplifying/foilmethod/pg2.htm
To learn algebra, you really need the practice doing this yourself 
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chelsea,
surely, it would be x^32x15
please correct me if i'm wrong 
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drwls,
Chelsea is wrong. Only the 15 term is correct. There is no cubic (x^3) term

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Jane,
i looked at the site, now i'm really confused, could you just show me the answer and working out, we haven't done the foil method in school we do it differently.

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drwls,
What you are doing in school must be the same thing, perhaps with a different name.
Why do you keep changing your name?
When you multiply the first pair you get
2x * x = 2x^2
That is the first term.
When you multiply the "inside" pair you get 5x
Now you do the others and combine terms. 
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drwls,
The answer you should get is
2x^2 +x 15