# how do you do 5(-2n+4) + 2(n+3)

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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`

**There is a lot of possible ways to solve any kind of math, it all has to do with the way a person thinks, and how they react to the way the math problem is laid out. Now that is said here is my answer:**

5(-2n+4) + 2(n+3)

To simplify this you would need to learn how to distribute. I'll give you a mini lesson!

Whatever is on the other side of the ( ) You would need to multiply it in.

**Ex.** 2 (2+2) is actually 4 + 4 = 8.

Here is the tricky part if the there is a negative on the outside or just a negative you do the same

**Ex. **-3 (6+3) is actually -18 - 9 -27

**Ex. **6 - (2 - 4) This one tricks people a lot. You don't multiply in by -6 or 6. You multiply in by **-** . So it would actually be -2 + 4 = 2.

Now you understand distributing we can get started!

5(-2n+4) + 2(n+3)

First let's distribute both of the set parenthesis.

-10n+20

And do the second one.

2(n+3)

-10n+20+2n + 6

You should get the N by itself not separated.

-8n + 20 + 6

Since we don't know what the variable 'n' is we would need to simplify it to the smallest we can.

We would need to add 20 to 6 making it 26

**-8n + 26 would be the answer!**

5(-2n+4) + 2(n+3)

The first step is to distribute the numbers outside of the parentheses to those inside:

5(-2n) + 5(4) + 2(n) + 2(3)

multiply:

-10n + 20 + 2n + 6

combine like terms:

-10n + 2n + 20 + 6

-8n + 26

and that's the answer.

5 ( -2n + 4 ) + 2 ( n + 3 )

First distribute the 5 and the 2 .

By distributing the 5 and the 2 , you should get

-10n + 20 + 2n + 6 now combine the likes terms ( -10n with 2n and 20 with 6 )

By combining like terms , you should get

-8n + 26 which is your answer .