Posted by **Deadly** on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:47pm.

A student is solving the equation 81x – 1 = 3x + 2.

Step 1: 81x – 1 = 3x + 2

Step 2: (34)x – 1 = 3x + 2

Step 3: 34x – 4 = 3x + 2

Which is the next step?

Possible answers

4x 4 = (x + 2)

x 1 = x + 2

4x 4 = x + 2

4(x 1) = 3(x + 2)

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