Simplify each term.
Apply the distributive property.
Multiply 2 by -2.
Multiply -2 by 8.
Subtract 16 from -5.
Move all terms containing z to the left side of the equation.
Add 4z to both sides of the equation.
Add 2z and 4z.
Move all terms not containing z to the right side of the equation.
Add 9 to both sides of the equation.
Add -21 and 9.
Divide each term by 6 and simplify.
Divide each term in 6z=-12 by 6.
Cancel the common factor of 6.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide z by 1.
Divide -12 by 6.
Solve for z 2z-9=-5-2(2z+8)