OK...so something doesn't seem right when I distribute a positive number versus a negative number into an absolute value. Can someone please explain this to me.

For example...it was a couple of inequality problems that caught my attention on this:

-2 abs(3x - 4) < 16

versus

3 abs(2x + 5) > 9

I don't think you can distribute a negative into absolute value...or can you? Please help!