#### Answer

No, -2 is not a solution, because the equations on each side do not equal each other with x = -2.

#### Work Step by Step

Substituting -2 into the equation, we get 5(-2 + 4) - 3(-2 + 6) = 9(-2 + 1), which simplifies to -2 = -9, so the statement is false and -2 cannot be a solution.