   # Find the mistake in these mathematical equations

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Find the mistake in these mathematical equations.
x = 2
x(x-1) = 2(x-1)
x2-x = 2x-2
x2-2x = x-2
x(x-2) = x-2
x = 1 posted Jul 10, 2014
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The following is my attempt at proving that 1<-1 . In which of these steps did I first make a mistake?
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