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There is an ambiguity here so I’ll give two solutions, depending on what the question means.

First, let’s assume it’s -6+¼x=-5. Add 6 to each side: ¼x=1, so x=4.

Now let’s assume it’s (-6+x)/4=-5. Multiply both sides by 4:

-6+x=-20, add 6 to each side: x=-14.

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