# Thread: Is this the correct answer?

1. ## Is this the correct answer?

I'm graphing inequalities and the problem {3y} is less than 18, so I divided the and I got y is less then 6 then I have to get the negative value, so I did -y is greater then 6...I flipped the sign basically, then divided by negative 1 and got y is greater then 6...is that correct? If not, please tell me what I have to do to get the correct answer, thanks!

2. Hello !

Originally Posted by Laura901
I'm graphing inequalities and the problem {3y} is less than 18, so I divided the and I got y is less then 6 then I have to get the negative value, so I did -y is greater then 6...I flipped the sign basically, then divided by negative 1 and got y is greater then 6...is that correct? If not, please tell me what I have to do to get the correct answer, thanks!
I don't know why you want the negative values...

But I know that when you multiply $y<6$ by -1, it yields $-y>{\color{red}-}6$, and not 6 !

Be very careful