How do you simplify 2(x+3y) -4x?

1 Answer
Jun 16, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

First, expand the term in parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

#color(red)(2)(x + 3y) - 4x =>#

#(color(red)(2) xx x) + (color(red)(2) xx 3y) - 4x =>#

#2x + 6y - 4x#

Next, group like terms:

#2x - 4x + 6y#

Now, combine like terms:

#(2 - 4)x + 6y#

#-2x + 6y#