how do i do this?? Algebra 2

Original equation: -4(2x + 5) = 2(-x - 9) - 4x

First, distribute -4 into the parentheses on the left side while doing the same with 2 to the parenthesis on the right side to get:

-8x - 20 = -2x - 18 - 4x

Second, you add like terms on each side to get:

-8x - 20 = -6x - 18

Then, add like terms again, but this time leaving the variable x on the left side:

-2x = 2

Lastly, divide by -2 so that you're only left with the variable x on the left side:

Answer: x = -1