# How do you rewrite the inequality abs(9-x)>21 as a compound inequality?

Apr 15, 2017

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#### Explanation:

The absolute value function takes any negative or positive term and transforms it to its positive form. Therefore, we must solve the term within the absolute value function for both its negative and positive equivalent.

$9 - x > 21$

and

$- 21 > 9 - x$ or $9 - x < - 21$