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Imagine you are teaching a fellow student how to solve:
4 − (x + 2) = 6 − 5(x + 4)
In your own words, explain the process for solving this equation. Please include your work at each step of the process along with the final answer.

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here
4 - (x +2) = 6 - 5 (x+4) --multiply through to get rid of the parenthesis
4 -x -2 = 6 -5x - 20 -- combine like terms
2 - x = -14 - 5x -- get the x's on one side
-x + 5x = -14 - 2
4x = -16
x = -4
check...
4 -x - 2 = 6 - 5x - 20
4 -(-4) -2 = 6 -5(-4) - 20
4 + 4 - 2 = 6 + 20 - 20
8 - 2 = 6
6 = 6 (correct)

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tyvm mik

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welcome

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medal 4 me?