In this lesson, we learn how to multiply a polynomial by a monomial using the distributive property and the rules of exponents. The key concept is to distribute the monomial to each term of the polynomial, just like finding the area of a rectangle. We also see how to solve equations by combining like terms, distributing, and getting the variable on one side. Finally, we explore using algebra tiles to visualize the multiplication of polynomials by monomials. Overall, this lesson lays the foundation for future lessons on multiplying polynomials by each other.
How to multiply a polynomial by a monomial using the distributive property and the rules of exponents.