Evaluate (x-1)^2

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(x-1)2
Rewrite (x-1)2 as (x-1)(x-1).
(x-1)(x-1)
Expand (x-1)(x-1) using the FOIL Method.
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Apply the distributive property.
x(x-1)-1(x-1)
Apply the distributive property.
x⋅x+x⋅-1-1(x-1)
Apply the distributive property.
x⋅x+x⋅-1-1x-1⋅-1
x⋅x+x⋅-1-1x-1⋅-1
Simplify and combine like terms.
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Simplify each term.
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Multiply x by x.
x2+x⋅-1-1x-1⋅-1
Move -1 to the left of x.
x2-1⋅x-1x-1⋅-1
Rewrite -1x as -x.
x2-x-1x-1⋅-1
Rewrite -1x as -x.
x2-x-x-1⋅-1
Multiply -1 by -1.
x2-x-x+1
x2-x-x+1
Subtract x from -x.
x2-2x+1
x2-2x+1
Evaluate (x-1)^2

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