Hello all,

I am trying to solve for x

However I am confused.

-2(x-7)=2x+34

-2x+14=2x+34

-14 -14

-2x=2x+20

-2x -2x

-4x=20

/-4 /-4

x=-5

However, I try to test this by replacing x with -5

-2(-5-7)=2(-5)+34

10+14=10+34

24=44

So I have the feeling I am doing something wrong.