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While multiplying two algebraic expressions, each term in one expression is multiplied with each term in other expression.
When two or more terms are multiplied with each other
↬ Coefficients of each term are multiplied as usual, and
↬ Powers of same variable are added.
ℹ An algebraic term itself is a product of a constant and variables
Multiplying two or more monomials
● Product of monomials is also a monomial.
Multiplying a monomial by a polynomial
We use distributive law of multiplication over addition in multiplying polynomials.
Every term in one polynomial multiplies every term in other polynomial.
In multiplication of polynomials with polynomials, we should always look for like terms, if any, and combine them.