# SOLUTION: Find the following product. (x - 9)(x - 8)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 102528: Find the following product. (x - 9)(x - 8) Answer by jim_thompson5910(28550)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Start with the given expression When you FOIL, you multiply the terms in this order: F-First (i.e. you multiply the first terms in each parenthesis which in this case are and ) O-Outer (i.e. you multiply the outer terms in each parenthesis which in this case are and ) I-Inner (i.e. you multiply the inner terms in each parenthesis which in this case are and ) L-Last (i.e. you multiply the last terms in each parenthesis which in this case are and ) So lets multiply the first terms: multiply and to get So lets multiply the outer terms: multiply and to get So lets multiply the inner terms: multiply and to get So lets multiply the last terms: multiply and to get Now lets put all the multiplied terms together Now combine like terms So the expression FOILs to: