# The steps below show the incomplete solution to find the value of x for the equation 5x − 2x − 3 = −2 + 17: Step 1: 5x − 2x − 3 = −2 + 17 Step 2: 5x − 2x − 3 = 15 Step 3: 3x − 3 = 15 Which of these is most likely the next step?

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combine like terms : 3x - 3 = 15 3x = 15 + 3 3x = 18 x = 18/3 x = 6

Step 1 is the next step

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