# 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

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A = 2
A(A-1) = 2(A-1)
A2-A = 2A-2
A2-2A = A-2
A(A-2) = A-2
A = 1

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Pastry + Icecream + Pizza + Donut = 24
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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?
Step 1: Let i = sqrt(-1) then i^2 = -1 and i^4=1.
Step 2: Hence, we have i^2 < i^4
Step 3: We divide both sides by i to get i < i^3.
Step 4: We divide both sides by i again to get 1<i^2 or 1 < -1