What is the solution to the equation 2x-4(3x+6)=-6(2x+1)-4?

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Remove bracket by multiplying;

`2x-4xx3x-24 = -6xx2x-6-4`

`2x-12x-24 = -12x-6-4`

`-10x-24 = -12x-10`

Take all x parts to one side, and put the numbers on the other side. Make sure you use the correct signs.

`-10x+12x = -10+24`

`2x = 14`

`x = 7`

The answer is x = 7.

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