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Can't get 2nd monitor to be recognized by Dell Optiplex 3050

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Hi All,
I have a new Dell 3050 with 2 monitors. The Dell has integrated DP and HDMI ports for video out. The Monitors I have, have 1 DP connection each. For Monitor 1 I used a DP/DP connection and the monitor works - no problem
For Monitor 2, I used a HDMI/DP (DP on monitor side) but the computer doesn't recognize or ever know a monitor is connected.

I was told the the cable I have is a DP to HDMI and I should get a HDMI to DP or a Bi-directional DP/HDMI cable. Is there such a thing?
Any suggestions to make the dual monitors work short of a video card or USB/VGA adapter?
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