## Elementary Algebra

$x=13$
We use the distributive property and then isolate the variable on one side of the equation to obtain: $-3(x-1)+2(x+3)=-4$ $-3x+3+2x+6=-4$ $-3x+2x+6+3=-4$ $-x+9=-4$ $-x=-4-9$ $-x=-13$ $x=13$