# Inequalities

• Oct 1st 2008, 09:53 AM
Katem
Inequalities
Please could you inform me how to get the proposed answer of x>3/8 for this inequality:
3x-5>1/3(x-2)

Thankyou.
• Oct 1st 2008, 10:14 AM
masters
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Originally Posted by Katem
Please could you inform me how to get the proposed answer of x>3/8 for this inequality:
3x-5>1/3(x-2)

Thankyou.

I didn't get that answer. Here's what I did:

$3x-5>\frac{1}{3}(x-2)$

$9x-15>x-2$

$8x>13$

$x>\frac{13}{8}$
• Oct 1st 2008, 11:57 PM
Katem
Thankyou, I thought the answer given might have been wrong.