# SOLUTION: Mulitply (v+p)(v^2-vp+p^2)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 399501: Mulitply (v+p)(v^2-vp+p^2)Answer by jsmallt9(3296)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! The straightforward way to multiply this is to multiply each term of one factor by each term of the other factor. Then add/subtract like terms, if any. With 2 terms in the first factor and 3 terms in the second factor, this makes a total of 6 multiplications. But there is a much faster way. Your expression matches the sum of cubes pattern, , except with v's and p's instead of a's and b's. If you recognize this then the pattern shows you how it multiplies: