Solve for x -(2x+4)=18

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-(2x+4)=18
Multiply each term in -(2x+4)=18 by -1
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Multiply each term in -(2x+4)=18 by -1.
-(2x+4)⋅-1=18⋅-1
Simplify -(2x+4)⋅-1.
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Apply the distributive property.
(-(2x)-1⋅4)⋅-1=18⋅-1
Multiply.
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Multiply 2 by -1.
(-2x-1⋅4)⋅-1=18⋅-1
Multiply -1 by 4.
(-2x-4)⋅-1=18⋅-1
(-2x-4)⋅-1=18⋅-1
Apply the distributive property.
-2x⋅-1-4⋅-1=18⋅-1
Multiply.
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Multiply -1 by -2.
2x-4⋅-1=18⋅-1
Multiply -4 by -1.
2x+4=18⋅-1
2x+4=18⋅-1
2x+4=18⋅-1
Multiply 18 by -1.
2x+4=-18
2x+4=-18
Move all terms not containing x to the right side of the equation.
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Subtract 4 from both sides of the equation.
2x=-18-4
Subtract 4 from -18.
2x=-22
2x=-22
Divide each term by 2 and simplify.
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Divide each term in 2x=-22 by 2.
2×2=-222
Cancel the common factor of 2.
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Cancel the common factor.
2×2=-222
Divide x by 1.
x=-222
x=-222
Divide -22 by 2.
x=-11
x=-11
Solve for x -(2x+4)=18

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