# How do you simplify -2(1+2n)?

Sep 4, 2016

Multiply the $- 2$ by each term in parentheses. This is an example of the distributive property.

#### Explanation:

Simplify $- 2 \left(1 + 2 n\right)$.

$\left(- 2 \times 1\right) + \left(- 2 \times 2 n\right)$

Simplify.

$- 2 - 4 n$