Extra Tip! Notice that we used something called FOIL to combine (a+b)(a+b). But what does that even mean? FOIL is an acronym for multiplying the two terms together. It’s a way to remember to distribute each term to one another. Take a look below:
Add and combine all like terms together and we get !
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