# How do you simplify -4(x-3)-2(x+7)?

$- 6 x - 2$
$- 4 \left(x - 3\right) - 2 \left(x + 7\right) \text{ use the distributive law}$
=$- 4 x + 12 - 2 x - 14$
=$- 6 x - 2$