How do you expand and simplify #4(m-2)(3m-1)#?

1 Answer
Dec 10, 2016

Answer:

#12m^2 - 28m + 8#

Explanation:

First, cross multiply the terms within parenthesis by cross multiplying:

#4(3m^2 - m - 6m + 2)#

Next we can combine like terms with the parenthesis:

#4(3m^2 - 7m + 2)#

Now we can distribute the #4# over the terms within the parenthesis:

#12m^2 - 28m + 8#