How do you simplify: #-3(4x - 2) - 2x#?

1 Answer
Apr 12, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, expand the term in parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

#color(red)(-3)(4x - 2) - 2x -> (color(red)(-3) xx 4x) - (color(red)(-3) xx 2) - 2x ->#

#-12x - (-6) - 2x -> -12x + 6 - 2x#

Now, group and combine like terms:

#-12x + 6 - 2x -> -12x - 2x + 6 -> (-12 - 2)x + 6 ->#

#-14x + 6#