# How do you simplify #3a^2b (2b - 1)#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 6, 2018

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

To simplify this, we have to use the distributive property. This is where we "distribute" or **multiply** the value outside of the parenthesis to **everything** inside. In this example, that means you would do:

Finally, we combine these two expressions:

Hope this helps!