Work Step by Step
We start with the given expression: $-(4q)$ We plug in the value for $q$: $-(4(-3))$ The order of operations states that first we perform operations inside grouping symbols, such as parentheses, brackets, and fraction bars. Then, we simplify powers. Then, we multiply and divide from left to right. We follow the order of operations to simplify: First, we multiply inside the parentheses. The product or quotient of two numbers with different signs is negative: $-(-12)$ Next, we take the negative of $-12$, which is $12$.