I wrote out a detailed explanation to a similar problem here: Trying to go back to school to learn calculus (x-2) / (x+4) <7

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Many ways to proceed now, by the easiest is using the Intermediate Value Theorem. Basically, on intervals where it's continuous (so doesn't include 4), and not 0 (so doesn't include 2 or 1/2), it must remain entirely positive or entirely negative throughout the entire interval. Test a point in there, and you'll know the inequality for the entire interval.

Intervals are: .

At . No good. (Were checking .)

At . So interval is part of the solution.

At . No good. (Were checking .)

At . So interval is part of the solution.

Since this was a strick inequality, we don't have to check the endpoints.

Thus the solution is .