You know how to multiply numbers but that’s no real fun. If you are looking for a real good time then learn how to multiply polynomials. Once you have the various methods to multiply polynomials down your algebra life will be wonderful! Just on a serious note you MUST know polynomial operations to get past your algebra teacher. Enjoy the notes below.

Key concepts to remember:

* all polynomial multiplication methods are based on the distributive property

* you need to understand the rules of powers and exponents while dealing with polynomials

* make sure you add all like terms and simplify your final product

* the opposite of polynomial multiplication is polynomial factoring a key skill in algebra

some key topics that involve multiplying polynomials:

* polynomial equations

* factoring

* quadratic equations