# How do you solve #12> -3q# and #-2q> -12#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 3, 2017

Very carefully!

#### Explanation:

You need to be careful when dealing with inequalities and negative coefficients, as multiplying or dividing by a value which might be negative can invalidate the inequality.

The safest method is to add the variable terms to both sides to make their coefficients positive first:

and:

We can combine these two in a single interval: