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# solve 7x+12>9x-8

keeliesmith | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM via web

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solve 7x+12>9x-8

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aruv | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM (Answer #1)

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Solve

`7x+12>9x-8`

`7x+12+8>9x-8+8`

`7x+20-7x>9x-7x`

`20>2x`

`(20)/2>(2x)/2`

`10>x`

`or`

`x<10`

baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM (Answer #2)

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Solve `7x + 12 gt 9x - 8` .

In order to solve inequalities we must isolate the variable, just like in equations.

First, subtract 9x from each side.

`7x - 9x + 12 > 9x - 8 - 9x`

`-2x + 12 > -8`

Subtract 12 from each side.

`-2x + 12 - 12 > -8 - 12`

`-2x > -20`

Now, divide both sides by -2.  However, when you multiply or divide an inequality by a negative value the inequality reverses direction.

`(-2x)/(-2) < (-20)/(-2)`

`x < 10`

The solution is `x<10.`

Posted November 15, 2013 at 3:37 AM (Answer #3)

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Since `7x` and `-9x` are like terms, add `-9x` to` 7x` to get `-2x` .

`-2x+12gt-8`

Move all terms not containing x to the right-hand side of the inequality.

`12-2xgt-8 `

Move all terms not containing x to the right-hand side of the inequality.

`-2xgt-20 `

Divide each term in the inequality by `-2`

Remember that if you multiply or divide negative numbers, the inequality symbol reverses.

`xlt10`

This shows that the solution of the inequality is all real numbers less than 10.

atyourservice | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted February 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM (Answer #4)

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`7x+12gt9x-8`   get the like terms on the same side

`12+8 gt 9x-7x`

`20 gt 2x`

divide by 2

`(20)/2 gt (2x)/2`

`10gtx`

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