How do you solve and write the following in interval notation: #6-8(y+3) + 5y > 5y-(2y-5)+13#?

1 Answer
Jul 24, 2018

Answer:

#y < -93#
Interval notation: #(-oo, -93)#

Explanation:

#6 - 8(y+3) + 5y > 57 - (2y - 5) + 13#

Distribute/expand:
#6 - 8y - 24 + 5y > 57 - 2y + 5 + 13#

Simplify each side:
#-18 - 3y > 75 - 2y#

Add #color(blue)(3y)# to both sides and subtract #color(blue)(75)# from both sides:
#-93 > y#

Therefore,
#y < -93#

Interval notation: #(-oo, -93)#

The parenthesis means that the numbers are between negative infinity and #-93#, but not including #-93#. It's anything less than #-93#.

Hope this helps!