# Erica solved the equation −5x − 25 = 78; her work is shown below. Identify the error and where it was made. (5 points) −5x − 25 = 78 Step 1: −5x − 25 − 25 = 78 − 25 Step 2: −5x = 53 Step 3: = Step 4: x = Step 1: She should have added 25 to each side. Step 1: She should have divided both sides by −5. Step 3: She should have divided both sides by −5. Step 3: She should have multiplied both sides by −5

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she should have added 25 instead of subtracted 25...step 1 error

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