# How do you simplify –| –2 |2?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 21, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

FIrst, process the term within the absolute value function:

$- \textcolor{red}{\left\mid - 2 \right\mid} 2 \implies - \left(2\right) 2$

Next, process the multiplication of the two $2$ terms:

$- \left(2\right) 2 \implies - \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \cdot 2\right) \implies - \left(4\right) \implies - 4$