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1-26.

Find the error in the solution below. Explain what the error is and solve the equation correctly. Show how to check your solution to be sure that it is correct. Homework Help ✎

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Notice that the binomial

Use the distributive property correctly and continue solving.

The error is in line

It should be

Continue solving to get .

Substitute in the original equation and simplify both sides to compare results.

Result should be