(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I look at the following:

[tex](x_1\,\,x_2)\begin{pmatrix}1&2\\2&4\end{pmatrix}\binom {x_1}{x_2}=(x_1\,\,x_2)\binom {x_1+2x_2}{2x_1+4x_2}=x_1^2+2x_1x_2+2x_1x_2+4x_2^2[/tex]

And I don't understand how they got from [tex](x_1\,\,x_2)\binom {x_1+2x_2}{2x_1+4x_2}[/tex] to [tex]x_1^2+2x_1x_2+2x_1x_2+4x_2^2[/tex].

3. The attempt at a solution

What process is used here? It surely is not matrix multiplication, otherwise the result would have to be a 1x2 matrix.

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# Homework Help: Matrix Multipication

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