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# Deepak wrote out the steps to his solution of the equation 5/2 - 3x - 5 + 4x = -7/4

Step 1: 5/2 - 5 + 4x - 3x = -7/4

Step 2: -5/2 + x + -7/4

Step 3: -5/2 + 5/2 + x = -7/4 + 10/4

Step 4: x = 3/4

Which step has an incorrect instruction?

**Solution:**

Given:

5/2 - 3x - 5 + 4x = -7/4

By simplifying the equation,

**Step1:**

**Rewrite the like terms**

5/2 - 5 + 4x - 3x = -7/4

**Step2:**

**By addition and subtraction of like terms**

-5/2 + x = -7/4

**Step3:**

**By adding 5/2 both sides**

-5/2 + 5/2 + x = -7/4 + 10/4

**Step4:**

**By solving the equation**

x = 3/4

**Therefore, step 2 has an incorrect instruction.**

## Deepak wrote out the steps to his solution of the equation 5/2 - 3x - 5 + 4x = -7/4

Step 1: 5/2 - 5 + 4x - 3x = -7/4

Step 2: -5/2 + x + -7/4

Step 3: -5/2 + 5/2 + x = -7/4 + 10/4

Step 4: x = 3/4

Which step has an incorrect instruction?

**Summary:**

Deepak wrote out the steps to his solution of the equation 5/2 - 3x - 5 + 4x = -7/4. Step 2 has an incorrect instruction.

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