How do you solve # -2(0.5 - 4s) > -3(4 - 3.5s)#?

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2016


s < 11/2.5


First, you distribute the number outside of the parentheses into the numbers inside of the parentheses. Do that to both sides. After that, just group the like terms on one side or the other. To this point you should get something around this:
Then, you should divide the 2.5 from the s, and get it over to the other side.
Your final answer should be 11/2.5 > s
Note I prefer to put the variable on the right side, but either one is fine.