# The work of a student trying to solve the equation 3(4x − 2) = 9 + 2x + 5 is shown below: Step 1: 3(4x − 2) = 9 + 2x + 5 Step 2: 12x − 2 = 14 + 2x Step 3: 12x − 2x = 14 + 2 Step 4: 10x = 16 Step 5: x = 1.6 In which step did the student first make an error and what is the correct step?

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