x = -1
Work Step by Step
-3x + 1 = -2(4x + 2) Apply distributive property: -3x + 1 = -2(4x) - 2(2) -3x + 1 = -8x - 4 Add 8x to both sides: 5x + 1 = -4 Subtract 1 from both sides: 5x = -5 Divide both sides by 5: x = -1
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