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Topic # 25352 19-Aug-2008 13:37
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Can someone solve these for me?

a)                   3 - 3x < -1b)                   -2(x+4) > 1 – 5xc)                   x – 1 < 2x + 2 < 3x + 1

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  Reply # 158016 19-Aug-2008 15:05
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Expand the brackets. Move the x terms to one side, constants to the other by adding or subtracting from both sides. Simplify. Remove the coefficient from x by dividing both sides by it, paying special attention to the direction of the inequality if the coefficient is negative. Done.

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  Reply # 158027 19-Aug-2008 16:03
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If you are having other problems, I've found Yahoo answers pretty good (amongst the dross).



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  Reply # 158028 19-Aug-2008 16:05
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Thanks Jarno that gave me the memory jog I needed! Gee geekzone can be a fountain of knowledge! Smile





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  Reply # 158072 19-Aug-2008 18:21
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a) 3 -3x < -1
       -3x < -4
          x > 4/3


b) -2(x+4) > 1 -5x
    -2x -8  > 1 - 5x
    3x > 9
     x > 3


c)  x -1 < 2x +2 < 3x +1
    X +3 > 0   on te left
    x -1 > 0 on the right
   x > -3
   x > 1
 so x > 1


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