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

Mar 6, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand the terms within the parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

$- 6 x + \textcolor{red}{4} \left(- x - 3\right) \to$

$- 6 x + \left(\textcolor{red}{4} \times - x\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{4} \times - 3\right) \to$

$- 6 x + \left(- 4 x\right) + \left(- 12\right) \to$

$- 6 x - 4 x - 12 \to$

$\left(- 6 - 4\right) x - 12 \to$

$- 10 x - 12$