Expanding Brackets



removing brackets from an expression is called expanding. it is also known as the distributive property.

types of expressions that can be expanded include:

  • quadratics
  • perfect squares
  • difference of two squares
  • cubics

Key Skills

  • remove brackets from expressions and simplifying the result
  • expand expressions with two or three brackets
  • recognise expressions involving the difference of two squares



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