Work Step by Step
$-2(-c-12)=-2c-12 \\\\2c+24=-2c-12 \\\\ 2c=-2c-36 \\\\ 4c=-36 \\\\ c=-9$ We first use the distributive property on the left side of the equation to simplify. We then subtract by 24 on both sides. Next, we add 2c on both sides. Finally, we divide by 4 to get that c=-9.