How do you simplify #-2[3x-(5x-2)]#?

1 Answer
Feb 13, 2017

Answer:

See the entire simplification process below:

Explanation:

First, remove the terms from within the parenthesis. Ensure you handle to the signs of the individual terms correctly:

#-2[3x - (5x - 2)]# becomes:

#-2[3x - 5x + 2]#

Next, combine like terms within the brackets:

#-2[(3 - 5)x + 2]#

#-2[-2x + 2]#

Now, multiply each term within the brackets by #-2# to complete the simplification:

#(-2 xx -2x) + (-2 xx 2]#

#4x - 4#

or

#4(x - 1)#