Simplify (12-x)^2

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(12-x)2
Rewrite (12-x)2 as (12-x)(12-x).
(12-x)(12-x)
Expand (12-x)(12-x) using the FOIL Method.
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Apply the distributive property.
12(12-x)-x(12-x)
Apply the distributive property.
12⋅12+12(-x)-x(12-x)
Apply the distributive property.
12⋅12+12(-x)-x⋅12-x(-x)
12⋅12+12(-x)-x⋅12-x(-x)
Simplify and combine like terms.
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Simplify each term.
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Multiply 12 by 12.
144+12(-x)-x⋅12-x(-x)
Multiply -1 by 12.
144-12x-x⋅12-x(-x)
Multiply 12 by -1.
144-12x-12x-x(-x)
Multiply x by x.
144-12x-12x-1⋅-1×2
Multiply -1 by -1.
144-12x-12x+1×2
Multiply x2 by 1.
144-12x-12x+x2
144-12x-12x+x2
Subtract 12x from -12x.
144-24x+x2
144-24x+x2
Simplify (12-x)^2

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