# How do you simplify 3a+b-6(a-2b)?

May 11, 2017

You can distribute $- 6$ into $\left(a - 2 b\right)$, then proceed with the simplifying operations.

$- 3 a + 13 b$.

#### Explanation:

$3 a + b - 6 \left(a - 2 b\right) \text{ }$Using the distributive property, you will get :

$- 6 \left(a - 2 b\right) = - 6 a + 12 b$.

So in total, you have $3 a + b - 6 a + 12 b$, right?

Do the necessary simplifying and you'll get

$- 3 a + 13 b$.