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    Help me...

    1) |2x+1|<4x-2

    2) |2x-1|>x+2

    3) |\frac {x-2}{x+1}|<3

    4) |2x-1|>\frac {1}{x}


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    When you have inequalities involving moduluses you need to separate it into the greater than and less than 0 cases as follows

    1) |2x+1|<4x-2
    first do the case 2x+1 \geq 0

    We want the intersection of 2x+1 \geq 0 and 2x+1<4x-2
    2x \geq -1
    x \geq -1/2

    2x+1<4x-2
    3<2x
    x>3/2

    So the intersection is x > 3/2

    Next we look at 2x+1 < 0

    So we want the intersection of 2x+1<0 and -(2x+1)<4x-2
    solving this gives x<-1/2 and x>1/6. This has no intersection so the final answer is simply x > 3/2.
    If the intersection did exist, we would take the union of it and the first solution to get the final result.
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    1) |2x+1|<4x-2

    2x+1<4x-2
    3<2x
    3/2<x ...... i


    2x+1>2-4x
    6x>1
    x>1/6 ...... ii

    To fulfill both i and ii, therefore 3/2<x.


    Can I do like that?
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    |2x+1|<4x-2

    It would be
    2x+1<4x-2

    and
    2x+1>2-4x

    Note the change from < to > in the second expression.

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    2) |2x-1|>x+2


    2x-1>x+2
    x>3 ... i

    2x-1<-x-2
    3x<-1
    x<-1/3 ... ii

    How about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SengNee View Post
    2) |2x-1|>x+2


    2x-1>x+2
    x>3 ... i

    2x-1<-x-2
    3x<-1
    x<-1/3 ... ii

    How about this?
    Looks good to me. Can you plug in some numbers from your solution set to see if it looks good to you?

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    linear inequalility solution

    Quote Originally Posted by SengNee View Post
    1) |2x+1|<4x-2

    2) |2x-1|>x+2

    3) |\frac {x-2}{x+1}|<3

    4) |2x-1|>\frac {1}{x}


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    1) 2x +1< 4x -2
    Collect like terms
    2x-4x < -2-1
    -2x < -3
    Divide both sides by -2
    X > 1
    2) 2x 1 > x +2
    2x- x > 2+1
    x> 3

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    set the postive mod to equal the straightline graph to get point of intersection

    cant go wrong
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    Smile inequality solution

    [QUOTE=cokhale;112884]1) 2x +1< 4x -2
    Collect like terms
    2x-4x < -2-1
    -2x < -3
    Divide both sides by -2
    X > 1
    2) 2x 1 > x +2
    2x- x > 2+1
    x> 3


    3) X -2\ x +1 < 3
    Solution
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    Multiple both sides by (x +1)
    X -2\ x +1 (x +1) < 3(x +1) = (x -2)(x +1)< 3(x +1)(x +1) = (x -2)(x +1) < 3( x +2x +1) = (x -2)(x +1)<3x +6x +3 = x -x-2< 3x +6x +3
    = 2x +7x +5<0
    2x +7x +5 =0
    2x + 5x +2x +5
    X(2x +5) +1(2x +5)
    (2x +5)(x +1)<0
    2x +5 =0
    2x = -5
    Divide both sides by 2
    X = -5\2 = -2
    Or
    X +1 =0
    X= -1
    _+____-_______+__
    -2.5 0 1 2

    Since,< is a negative solution.
    -2 < x < 2.
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