From Melissa: Alright, lets say you are multiplying (-2b+3)(-b-1) and you are using "FOIL" first you would get : 2b^{2}+2b-3b-3 then you add like-terms. when multiplying,if the bases are the same, add the exponents...does the same thing apply when you are adding the results of the multiplication even though it's addition?

would the answer be 2b^{3}-3b-3 or would it be 2b^{2}-b-3?

Answered by Penny Nom.

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