# SOLUTION: (5x-1)^2 =(5x-1)(5x-1) =25x^2 the answer is 25x^2-10x+1 but I don't see the order of operation

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 45676: (5x-1)^2 =(5x-1)(5x-1) =25x^2 the answer is 25x^2-10x+1 but I don't see the order of operationAnswer by tutorcecilia(2152)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Multiply terms in the order according to the F.O.I.L. method: F=Multiply the first terms together O = Multiply the outer terms together I=Multiply the inner terms together L=Multiply the last terms together . Putting it all together: (5x-1)^2 (5x-1)(5x-1) [Expand the polynomial] (5x)(5x) + (5x)(-1)+ (-1)(5x) + (-1)(-1)[Apply F.O.I.L. and multiply] 25x^2 - 5x - 5x + 1 [Combine like-terms and simply] 25x^2 - 10x + 1 [Final answer]