How do you solve #-4<=-3x - 7<5#?

1 Answer
Apr 4, 2018

Answer:

#-4 < x <= -1#

Explanation:

If the expressions were more complex, we would have split the statement into two inequalities and solved them separately.

We will work with all three expressions at the same time.

Add 7 to each expression

#-4 color(blue)(+7) <= -3x-7 color(blue)(+7) < 5 color(blue)(+7)#

#3 <= color(red)(-3)x <12#

We will divide each term by #-3#, but this causes the inequality signs to change.

#3/color(red)(-3) >= (color(red)(-3)x)/(color(red)(-3)) > 12/color(red)(-3)#

#-1 " ">=x" " > -4#

Or

#-4 < x <= -1#