# How do you solve for x in #2(8-x)=-6#?

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To solve for ( x ) in the equation ( 2(8-x)=-6 ), first distribute the ( 2 ) across the parentheses:

[ 16 - 2x = -6 ]

Next, isolate the variable ( x ) by subtracting ( 16 ) from both sides:

[ -2x = -6 - 16 ] [ -2x = -22 ]

Finally, divide both sides by ( -2 ) to solve for ( x ):

[ x = \frac{-22}{-2} ] [ x = 11 ]

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