An equation is shown below:
−2(4x − 1) − 7 = 5
Which statement shows a correct next step in solving the equation?
A)The equation can become −2(4x − 1) = −2 by applying the distributive property.
B)The equation can become −2(4x − 1) = 12 by applying the addition property of equality.
C)The equation can become −2(4x − 1) = 12 by applying the commutative property of addition
D)The equation can become −2(4x − 1) = −2 by applying the subtraction property of equality.

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distributive?

Nope, try again. Hint: It's *adding* 7.

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