Solve the inequality
My favorite method of solving "complicated" inequalities is to solve the equation first. gives 3= x(x-2) or so x= 3 or x= -1.
The point of that is that a rational function (fraction) can "swap" an inequality on where it is "= " or where the denominator is 0. Here you know that happens at x= -1, x= 0, x= 2, and x= 3. That separates the real numbers into intervals: , (-1, 0), (0, 2), (2, 3), and .
Now you just need to check one value in each interval to see whether it is ">" or "<" for every number in that interval.
For example, x= -2 is in and so for all x in .
-1/2 is in (-1, 0) and . for all x in (-1, 0).
1 is in (0, 2) and so for all x in (0, 2).
Now try (in (2, 3)) and x= 4 (in ).
It's not hard to see that "> 1" and "< 1" alternate on the intervals. The "rule of signs" red dog referred to simply says that a product and/or quotient involving an even number of negatives is positive an a product involving an odd number of negatives is negative. After you write this as a single fraction as red dog did, you need to check whether each factor is positive or negative. Here, every time we "cross" on of those four numbers, exactly one term changes sign so the sign of the fraction changes.