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

Jan 17, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

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

$\textcolor{red}{- 4} \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{x} + \textcolor{b l u e}{y}\right) \to$

$\left(\textcolor{red}{- 4} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{x}\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{- 4} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{y}\right) \to$

$- 4 x - 4 y$