Bunuel wrote:

If \(x\) is a negative integer and \(3 \lt x^2 \lt 36\), then what is the value of twice the maximum possible value of \(x\) minus the minimum possible value of \(x\)?

A. \(-12\)

B. \(-9\)

C. \(-3\)

D. \(1\)

E. \(6\)

I got this right but there can be 2 ways to read the questions -

what is the value of twice the maximum possible value of \(x\) minus the minimum possible value of \(x\)?

Does this mean twice*maximum - minimum (which looks to be the intended explanation) OR

twice* (maximum - minimum) . Unfortunately, both of these are in choices - (1 and 6).