How do you solve #12<-4(3c-6)# and graph the solution on a number line?

1 Answer
Jul 24, 2018

Answer:

#c < 1#

Explanation:

#12 < -4(3c-6)#

Distribute the right side:
#12 < -12c + 24#

Add #color(blue)(12c)# to both sides:
#12 quadcolor(blue)(+quad12c) < -12cquad + quad24 quadcolor(blue)(+quad12c)#

#12 + 12c < 24#

Subtract #color(blue)(12)# from both sides:
#12 + 12c quadcolor(blue)(-quad12) < 24 quadcolor(blue)(-quad12)#

#12c < 12#

Divide both sides by #color(blue)12#:
#(12c)/color(blue)12 < 12/color(blue)12#

#c < 1#

Here is a graph of it on a number line:
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The open circle on #1# means that #1# is not a solution (but anything less than it is).

Hope this helps!