# How do you simplify 2(x^2-x) ?

Nov 7, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis;

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

$\left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times {x}^{2}\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times x\right) \implies$

$2 {x}^{2} - 2 x$

Nov 7, 2017

$2 {x}^{2} - 2 x$

#### Explanation:

$\text{each term inside the bracket is multiplied by the } 2$

$\Rightarrow \textcolor{red}{2} \left({x}^{2} - x\right)$

$= \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times {x}^{2}\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times - x\right)$

$= 2 {x}^{2} - 2 x$