# How do you solve -2(x + 3) = -2(x + 1) - 4?

Sep 7, 2017

$x$ can be any real number
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$x \in \mathbb{R}$

#### Explanation:

$- 2 \left(x + 3\right) = - 2 \left(x + 1\right) - 4$
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rArr-2×x-2×3 = -2×x-2×1-4
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$\Rightarrow - 2 x - 6 = - 2 x - 2 - 4$
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$\Rightarrow - 2 x - 6 = - 2 x - 6$
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$\Rightarrow - 2 x + 2 x = - 6 + 6$
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$\Rightarrow 0. x = 0$
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$x$ can be any real number
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$\therefore x \in \mathbb{R}$