Hello, Joanie!

If no one is responding, it's that we don't understand the problem.

And the answers (yours and theirs) are baffling.

Could you give us thewording?original

It says: . . . .Solve the inequality: . . ??It's already solved!

By the way, that's how they "changed the sign" .

If we have: . .("Two is less than seven")

. . we can write: . .("Seven is greater than two")

We didn't "change the sign", wereversed the entire statement.

"John is taller than Mary" .= ."Mary is shorter than John." . . . . Get it?

How did you do that?I did this problem and got: . . ??

How didHowever, I was told it should be: . . ??theydo that?

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Is a puzzlement!

It turns out that:

So theygaveus: .

And they ask us to "solve for " . . . Rather silly, isn't it?

Then they shout, "You're wrong! .The answer is: "

Someonehas been taking too much cough syrup . . .