# How do you simplify -6x(3x+ 4 +2y)?

Jan 7, 2017

To simplify this expression you multiply $\textcolor{red}{- 6 x}$ by each term within the parenthesis:
$\left(\textcolor{red}{- 6 x} \times 3 x\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{- 6 x} \times 4\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{- 6 x} \times 2 y\right) \to$
$- 18 {x}^{2} - 24 x - 12 x y$