#### Answer

If $x = -1$, then:
Equation (a). $-2x + 10 = 12$
Equation (b). $6x^{2} + 11x -20 =-25$

#### Work Step by Step

If $x = -1$, then:
Equation (a). $-2x + 10$, then we need to substitute $x$ with $-1$.
So, the equation becomes: $(-2)(-1) + 10$, so:
= The first term is $-2$ multiplied by $-1$, and a negative number multiplied by another negative number is positive, so $-2$ multiplied by $-1$ = 2.
= 2 + 10, then, is 12.
= 12 (answer).
Equation (b). $6x^{2} + 11x -20$, then we need to substitute $x$ with $-1$.
So, the equation becomes: $6(-1)^{2} + (11)(-1) -20$.
= The first term is $6$ multiplied by $1$ since (-1) multiplied by itself is multiplying one negative number with another negative number, which makes it positive. So $6$ multiplied by $1 = 6$.
= The equation then becomes: $6 + (11)(-1) -20$
= The next order of operation based on PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction) further simplifies the equation to $6 -11 -20$.
= As such, we want to solve left to right because of the remaining operations (Addition and Subtraction). So, the equation becomes:
= $(6-11) -20$.
= $6-11$ is $-5$.
= The equation then looks like this:
= $-5 -20$, which means the answer is -25.