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# If 2(x – 5) = –11, then x = ?

first you distribute. so, 2(x - 5) = - 11 so since you distributed it would be, 2x - 10 = -11  then you add 10 to both sides, so now its 2x=-1 now we divide, $\frac{2x}{2}$ = $\frac{-1}{2}$ so now you get : x = -0.5 ------------------------------------------------------- Lets check.  2(-0.5 - 5) = -11 so first we distribute,  -1 - 10 = -11 does -1 - 10 = -11?? Yup!! So x= -0.5 is your answer, i hope i helped! :D