## Algebra 1

$x=-7$
We start with the distributive property: $-2(3x+9)=24$ We apply the distributive property: $-6x-18=24$ We add $18$ to both sides of the equation: $-6x=24+18$ We combine like terms: $-6x=42$ We divide both sides of the equation by $-6$: $x=-7$