If x> -2, x+ 2> 0, so it is positive and you can multiply both sides by it to get x+ 12>= 3(x+ 2). Can you solve that?

If x< -2, x+ 2< 0 so it is negative. Multiplying both sides by it will change the direction of the inequality to get x+ 12<= 3(x+ 2). Can you solve that?

^sorry, if that sounded confusing. I'll write out the equation using words if it would be easier to understand. ' x+12' divided by 'x+2' is greater than or equal to 3[/QUOTE]