Step 1 |2x – 3| = 2 + 1

Step 2 |2x – 3| = 3

Step 3 2x – 3 = 3 or 2x + 3 = 3

Step 4 2x = 6 or 2x = 0

Step 5 x = 3 or x = 0

Which is the first incorrect step?

Step 1

Step 3

Step 5

Solution is correct

The table shows the solution to the equation |2x – 3| - 1 = 2:

Step 1 |2x – 3| = 2 + 1

Step 2 |2x – 3| = 3

Step 3 2x – 3 = 3 or 2x + 3 = 3

Step 4 2x = 6 or 2x = 0

Step 5 x = 3 or x = 0

Which is the first incorrect step?

Step 1

Step 3

Step 5

Solution is correct

Step 1 |2x – 3| = 2 + 1

Step 2 |2x – 3| = 3

Step 3 2x – 3 = 3 or 2x + 3 = 3

Step 4 2x = 6 or 2x = 0

Step 5 x = 3 or x = 0

Which is the first incorrect step?

Step 1

Step 3

Step 5

Solution is correct

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Elijah C. | Math, Science and Test Prep TutorMath, Science and Test Prep Tutor

The incorrect step is the 3 you have to compare 2x - 3 to 3 and -3

2x-3 = 3 and 2x-3 = -3

x =3 x=0

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