# Thread: One more please, am I doing this right?

1. ## One more please, am I doing this right?

I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly.

2(x+1) -3(x-2)> 5

2x + 2 - 3x + 6 > 5
x + 2 + 6 > 5
x + 8 > 5
x > -8 + 5

final answer is x > -3

2. Originally Posted by tpoma
I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly.

2(x+1) -3(x-2)> 5

2x + 2 - 3x + 6 > 5
x + 2 + 6 > 5
x + 8 > 5
x > -8 + 5

final answer is x > -3
look at 2x-3x =/= x.

that will change your answer, otherwise it "would" have been correct.

3. So instead of being a -3 it should have been a possitive 3 making the final answer x < 3 Right???

4. Originally Posted by tpoma
So instead of being a -3 it should have been a possitive 3 making the final answer x < 3 Right???
yes you are right.