How do you solve the inequality #3x + 8> 2#?

1 Answer
Jun 2, 2016

Answer:

#x > -2#

Explanation:

Treat inequalities in the same way as you do equations, except:

If you multiply or divide by a negative number, the inequality sign changes around.

If you have a fraction on each side,do not cross-multiply, but multiply through by the LCM of the denominators.

#3x + 8 > 2 " " rArr3x > 2 - 8#

#" "3x > -6 rArr " now divide both sides by 3"#

#" "x > -2#