# How do you simplify -6(2u - 1)?

Jul 18, 2016

#### Answer:

$- 12 u + 6$

#### Explanation:

The terms in the bracket are not like terms, so we can't do the bracket first!

However we can use the distributive law and multiply the neg 6 by each term inside the bracket:

$- 6 \left(2 u - 1\right)$

$- 12 u + 6$