How to simplify (-2x)^2
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The answer to (-2x) ^2 is 4x^2. To find the answer you will simply multiply -2 by -2 to get 4 and also do the same for X to get X^2. The fact that you multiply two negative integers is the reason you get 4.
(-2x)^2 = (-2x)(-2x) =(-2)(-2)(x)(x) =4x^2. ANSWER(comment if you need more help)