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he table shows the solution to the equation |2x − 5| − 2 = 3: Step 1 |2x − 5| = 3 + 2 Step 2 |2x − 5| = 5 Step 3 2x − 5 = 5 or 2x − 5 = −5 Step 4 2x = 10 or 2x = 0 Step 5 x = 5 or x = 0 Which is the first incorrect step? Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Solution is correct

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LoyceOsborn847

The solution is completely correct, as putting 5 or 0 in the formula again will make it true. [latex]|2(0)-5|=5[/latex] [latex]|-5|=5[/latex] [latex]5=5[/latex] [latex]|2(5)-5|=5[/latex] [latex]|10-5|=5[/latex] [latex]5=5[/latex]

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