# How do you solve compound inequalities  11< 3y +2 < 20?

##### 1 Answer
May 1, 2015

Inequalities are maintained if you

• Add or subtract any value from both sides
• Multiply or divide by any value greater than zero on both sides

Therefore
$11 < 3 y + 2 < 20$

$\rightarrow 9 < 3 y < 18$

$\rightarrow 3 < y < 6$