



 
Hi Courtney. With "inequalities" (that's where you have an equation with greaterthans or lessthans involved), you work the same way as you do with normal equations with just equal signs, except that you have to be careful because some operations "flip" the direction (from lessthan to greaterthan or viceversa). The most obvious situation is when you multiply or divide by a negative. This flips the inequality. Here's an example: Solve: 103x ≤ 2 Solution: 3x ≤ 12 Now I have to get rid of the factor 3 so I have to divide both sides by 3. Since I am dividing by a negative, I have to flip the ≤ into a ≥: x ≥ 4 Solved. You can solve your problem the same way.  


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