# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 2(3n - n)?

May 30, 2018

$4 n$

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(3 n - n\right)$

Using the distributive property we distribute the $2$ to each term in the parenthesis:

$2 \cdot 3 n - 2 \cdot n$

$6 n - 2 n$

$4 n$