Describe the error in Danny's work & identify the step. Find the solution

Algebra
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Nov 13th, 2014

Danny made an error in step 3.

It should have been (x- 2)^2  because -4/2 = -2

But then we have to add 4 to other side because (x-2)^2 = x^2 -4x+4

Therefore (x-2)^2 = -8 + 4 = -4

Taking the square root of both sides gives us

x - 2 = sqrt(-4) = +/-2i

Therefore x = 2 +/-2i

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