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## #26 2013-07-14 02:16:59

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### Re: Linear equations

So i would solve the linear inequality problem the same way i solve the linear equation, but replace the equal sign with < or >

## #27 2013-07-14 02:24:49

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### Re: Linear equations

Hi;

There is no reason to replace the equality with either of those that I understand. It is totally arbitrary.

Is there more to the question? Have you left anything out?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #28 2013-07-14 02:44:27

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### Re: Linear equations

No, i just need to change my 1-variable linear equation to a linear inequality using < or >.

## #29 2013-07-14 02:54:23

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### Re: Linear equations

Post #25 does that for all 4 possibilities.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #30 2013-07-16 00:07:46

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### Re: Linear equations

Good morning bobbym. Would i solve it like this

4x + 11 < 6x - 3

4x - 6x + 11 < - 6x - 6x - 3

2x + 11 -11 < -3 - 11

2x < - 8

-2x/-2 < -8/-2 = x < 4

and check it

4(4) + 11 < 6(4) - 3

16 + 11 < 24 - 3

27 < 27

## #31 2013-07-16 00:17:30

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### Re: Linear equations

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #32 2013-07-16 00:29:39

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### Re: Linear equations

Ok, if you had to change 4x+11=6x-3 into a linear inequality how would you do it, and how would you solve it?

## #33 2013-07-16 00:32:29

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### Re: Linear equations

Hi;

In line 2) 4x - 6x = -2x

In your line 3) -3 - 11 = -14

Here is how to do it.

4x + 11 < 6x - 3

Take 4x away from both sides.

11 < 2x - 3

14 < 2x

Divide both sides by 2.

7 < x

Or

x > 7

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #34 2013-07-16 00:54:29

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### Re: Linear equations

Ok, i see that i should've have added the 3 - 11. Thank you so much! Have a great morning!

## #35 2013-07-16 01:00:25

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You are welcome, post if you need more.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.