Ok this is a really simple one I just can't remember the rules for this.

Say I have an inequality |x|<y from this we get -y<x<y right.

Now we have bee given that y>0.

Is it safe to assume that I can solve the given equation for x<y only?

I don't want to post the whole question as its a uni assignment its just this one little rule that is stopping me from having it solved. It has been 10 years since I learned this stuff at school so some things i need to check.