What is the value of x if 6(2 - x) + 4x = -5(x + 3) ?

6(2 - x) + 4x = -5(x + 3)

12 - 6x + 4x = -5x - 15 {used distributive property}

12 - 2x = -5x - 15 {combined like terms}

-2x = -5x - 27 {subtracted 12 from both sides}

3x = -27 {added 5x to both sides}

12 - 6x + 4x = -5x - 15 {used distributive property}

12 - 2x = -5x - 15 {combined like terms}

-2x = -5x - 27 {subtracted 12 from both sides}

3x = -27 {added 5x to both sides}

**x = - 9**{divided both sides by 3}

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