# How do you simplify 4x-(6-3x)?

Aug 5, 2016

Use the distributive property.

#### Explanation:

The distributive property states that $a \left(b + c\right) = a \cdot b + a \cdot c$. Let's use that on our parentheses in the problem:

$- \left(6 - 3 x\right) = - 1 \cdot 6 + - 1 \cdot - 3 x = - 6 + 3 x$

$4 x - 6 + 3 x$
$4 x - 6 + 3 x = 7 x - 6$