# SOLUTION: 4 - (2x - 9)= -19 What do i do when there is a negative before the parenthesis?

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 Question 601689: 4 - (2x - 9)= -19 What do i do when there is a negative before the parenthesis?Answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!4 - (2x - 9)= -19 is the same as 4 - 1(2x - 9)= -19 Start with the given equation. Distribute. Combine like terms on the left side. Subtract from both sides. Combine like terms on the right side. Divide both sides by to isolate . Reduce. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So the solution is