# How do you simplify -6(-3-2x)-8x?

Jul 31, 2016

$4 x + 18$

#### Explanation:

Multiply everything inside the brackets by $\left(- 6\right)$

Note that a 'minus' times a 'minus' gives a 'plus'.

$+ 18 + 12 x - 8 x \text{ " =" } 18 + 4 x$

This would normally be written as $4 x + 18$