#### Answer

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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x = -1

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