FOIL Calculator

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The meaning for the "FOIL method" of multiplication stands for: F means first, O means outer, I means Inner and L means last. This method is used to make multiplication of terms simple and easier. The online tool used to find the product of a given two terms using the FOIL method is called as FOIL calculator.



Example 1: Multiply (5x - 2) (4x - 1)

The multiplication of two terms and can be solved by FOIL's method.

 First multiply 5x of first term to 4x of second term gives 20x2.

 Multiply 5x of first term to -1 of second term gives -5x.

  Multiply -2 of first term to 4x of second term gives -8x.

 Multiply -2 of first term to -1 of second term gives 2.

Adding all the steps gives 20x2 -13x + 2.
 


Example 2: Multiply (x - 3) (x - 2)

The multiplication of two terms and can be solved by FOIL's method.

 First multiply x of first term to x of second term gives x2

Multiply x of first term to -2 of second term gives -2x.

 Multiply -3 of first term to x of second term gives -3x.

Multiply -3 of first term to -2 of second term gives 6.

Adding all the steps gives x2 -5x +6.




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