I am able to solve regular inequalities but not this type

2x+1 < 5x-8

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- Sep 24th 2011, 02:16 PMGaDoomZstuck on an inequality problem
I am able to solve regular inequalities but not this type

2x+1 < 5x-8 - Sep 24th 2011, 02:17 PMSironRe: stuck on an inequality problem
What have you tried?

Put all the constant numbers to one side and also all the variables to one side. Can you do that? - Sep 24th 2011, 02:20 PMGaDoomZRe: stuck on an inequality problem
so 7x+7=0?

or

2x+1-5×-8=0

I tried both and still get stuck - Sep 24th 2011, 02:26 PMPlatoRe: stuck on an inequality problem
- Sep 24th 2011, 03:53 PMfreestarRe: stuck on an inequality problem
Approach inequalities like a regular equation. The only thing you Must keep in mind is to flip the sign whenever you divide by a negative number.

Here's an example:

divide both sides by -2, therefore sign flips.

Hope it helped. - Sep 24th 2011, 05:43 PMArchie MeadeRe: stuck on an inequality problem