## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

1. Given: -6x + 2x - 11 = -2(2x - 3) + 4 2. Apply Distributive Property: -6x + 2x - 11 = -4x + 6 + 4 3. Add and subtract: -11 $\ne$ 10 Since the sides do not equal and there is no solution, the equation is classified as a contradiction.