# Given the equation 5x − 4 = –2(3x + 2), solve for the variable. Explain each step and justify your process. B. Megan solved a similar equation below. Is Megan's solution correct? Explain why or why not. 3(2x − 4) = 5x − 1 6x − 12 = 5x − 1 11x − 12 = –1 11x = 11 x = 11

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A.

B.

Megan's solution isn't correct.
The first mistake: she subtracted 5x from the right-hand side of the equation, but added 5x to the left-hand side.
The second mistake: she divided the right-hand side of the equation by 11, but didn't divide the left-hand side.

The correct solution:

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