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Simplify:  `5(-2n+4) + 2(n + 3)`

First, distribute 5.  Which means to multiply `5* (-2n)`  and `5* 4`

This will make:  `-10n + 20`

Second, distribute 2.  Which means to multiply `2*n`  and `2*3`

This will make: `2n + 6`

Combining the 2 together makes:

`-10n + 20 + 2n + 6` Now combine like terms.

This makes a final answer of: `-8n + 26`

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