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How to teach multiplication of polynomials

Imagine your younger relative, of middle school age, was taking an algebra course and asked for your help, how would you teach the multiplication of polynomials to him/her?

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First define polynomial multiplication basic principles to your younger relative.

There are two basic principles that come to play when multiplying polynomials:

1. When multiplying two polynomials, use the distributive property until every term of one polynomial is multiplied by every term of the other polynomial ...