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

Apr 1, 2016

$4 x - 2$

#### Explanation:

Multiply every thing inside the brackets by $- 2$. So we end up with

$6 x - 2 - 2 x$

Counting up all the $x ' s$ we have

$4 x - 2$