# How do you simplify (–| –2 |)2?

May 15, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, execute the absolute value function within the parenthesis"

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

Now, multiply the two terms:

$\left(- 2\right) 2 \implies - 2 \times 2 \implies - 4$