May 12, 2018

Answer is $a$

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(- 2 - 4 p\right) + 2 \left(- 2 p - 1\right)$

Expand equation by multiplying
$\left(- 4 - 8 p\right) + \left(- 4 p - 2\right)$
That is
$- 4 - 8 p - 4 p - 2$

So it will be
$- 12 p - 6$

May 12, 2018

$- 12 p - 6$

#### Explanation:

Start by distributing the numbers outside of the parentheses to the numbers inside the parentheses.

$2 \left(- 2 - 4 p\right) + 2 \left(- 2 p - 1\right)$

$\left(2 \cdot - 2\right) + \left(2 \cdot - 4 p\right) + \left(2 \cdot - 2 p\right) + \left(2 \cdot - 1\right)$

Then, simplify.

$- 4 - 8 p - 4 p - 2$

Now, just combine like terms to get the final expression.

$- 12 p - 6$