 GED Math Practice Questions: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials - dummies

# GED Math Practice Questions: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials

On the GED Mathematical Reasoning test, you may need to multiply or divide polynomial expressions. You can solve these expressions using either a horizontal or vertical approach, as shown in the following practice questions.

## Practice questions

1. Solve the following: 2. Solve the following: 1. 112x2 – 94xy – 51y2

To solve this equation, start by multiplying the first term in the first polynomial by the two terms in the second polynomial: 14x (8x + 3y) = 112x2 + 42xy. Multiply the second term in the first polynomial by the two terms in the second polynomial:

112x2 + 42xy + 136xy + 51y2 = 112x2 – 51y2 + 136xy

Now, put it all together and simplify:

112x2 – 94xy – 51y2

2. a + 5

To solve this problem, use long division: Change the signs to subtract: Carry down 5b – 10 to get: You can see that the next term will be +5: You have your answer. Change the signs to subtract and make sure you have no remainder: 