1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Multiply Out: (x^2 + 3x - 5)(x - 2) 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I've only seen the FOIL method of multiplying factors where inside the parenthesis of each factor are two terms. So, I know if you have (x - 3)(x + 5), then you get: x^2 -3x +5x -15, which simplifies to x^2 +2x - 15 But what do you do when there is a longer expression inside the parentheses, such as above: (x^2 + 3x -5)? My brain gets scrambled looking at how to FOIL this situation if we even can. Can we? If so, how?