1. ## Inequality

Find all the values of x that satisfy the inequality 5- x-1 < -3x + 2.
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2. ## Re: Inequality

Originally Posted by skweres1
Find all the values of x that satisfy the inequality 5- x-1 < -3x + 2.
2
is this what you mean ...

$5 - \frac{x-1}{2} \le -3x + 2$

3. ## Re: Inequality

Originally Posted by skweres1
Find all the values of x that satisfy the inequality 5- x-1 < -3x + 2.
2
I suppose you mean "Find all the values of x that satisfy the inequality 5-(x-1) =< -3x+2" (were =< means "less or equal")

We then have
$\newline 5-(x-1) \leqslant -3x+2 \newline 5-x+1 \leqslant -3x+2 \newline x \leqslant -2$

Or if you mean
$\newline 5-\frac{x-1}{2} \leqslant -3x+2 \newline \newline 10-(x-1) \leqslant -6x+4 \newline \newline 10-x+1 \leqslant -6x+4 \newline \newline 5x \leqslant -7 \newline \newline x \leqslant \frac{-7}{5}$

4. ## Re: Inequality

Yes sorry meant to put the 2 under the x-1

YES sorry!!

6. ## Re: Inequality

Originally Posted by skweres1
Yes sorry meant to put the 2 under the x-1
I did edit my earlier post. The trick is to multiply the terms on both the sides with 2.

7. ## Re: Inequality

Thank you!!!!