# Substracting two normal distributions [duplicate]

I was wondering if we have two normal distributions of X,Y~N(0,1), why is then X-2Y~N(0,5)? I understand the mean of the X-2Y distribution, but why is the variance 5?

If $$X$$ and $$Y$$ are independent, we can do $$Var(X-2Y) = Var(X)+Var(2Y)=Var(X)+4 Var(Y) = 1 +4(1) = 5.$$