Simplify (a+5)(a-2)

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(a+5)(a-2)
Expand (a+5)(a-2) using the FOIL Method.
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Apply the distributive property.
a(a-2)+5(a-2)
Apply the distributive property.
a⋅a+a⋅-2+5(a-2)
Apply the distributive property.
a⋅a+a⋅-2+5a+5⋅-2
a⋅a+a⋅-2+5a+5⋅-2
Simplify and combine like terms.
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Simplify each term.
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Multiply a by a.
a2+a⋅-2+5a+5⋅-2
Move -2 to the left of a.
a2-2⋅a+5a+5⋅-2
Multiply 5 by -2.
a2-2a+5a-10
a2-2a+5a-10
Add -2a and 5a.
a2+3a-10
a2+3a-10
Simplify (a+5)(a-2)

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