# How do you simplify -4( 3u ^ { 2} - 2u )?

Sep 8, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

To simplify this expression, multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

$\textcolor{red}{- 4} \left(3 {u}^{2} - 2 u\right) \implies$

$\left(\textcolor{red}{- 4} \times 3 {u}^{2}\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{- 4} \times 2 u\right) \implies$

$- 12 {u}^{2} - \left(- 8 u\right) \implies$

$- 12 {u}^{2} + 8 u$.