Multiplying Binomials using the FOIL method

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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help Algebra 1 students learn how to multiply binomials using the FOIL method.

The FOIL method is used to multiply 2 binomials. It stands for:
F - First
O - Outer
I - Inner
L - Last

The following diagram shows how to use the FOIL method to multiply binomials. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions.

Foil Method

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Multiplying Binomials FOIL Method
Multiplying binomials using the FOIL method. Explanation and examples.
(a + 3)(a + 7)
(x + 3)(x - 5)
(2x + 4)(3x + 5)

The FOIL Method
Multiplying Binomials
Students learn to multiply two binomials together using the F.O.I.L. method: First, Outer, Inner, Last.
(2x - 3)(5x + 1)

Expansion using FOIL method
(x + 3)(x - 6)
(y + 4)(y - 7)

The FOIL Method
(3x + 1)(2x - 3)
(x - y)(x + y)
(x2 + yz)(x2 - yz)

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