Posted by **Amanda** on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 8:05pm.

How do you solve this inequality?

2x over 4 minus 5x+1 over 3 is greater than 3

- pre-calc -
**Reiny**, Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 8:09pm
multiply each term by 12 to get

6x - 20x - 4 > 36

It should be easy from here on, let me know what you got

- pre-calc -
**drwls**, Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 8:11pm
I assume that you mean

(2x/4) - (5x+1)/3 > 3

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

Multiply both sides by 6.

3x - 10x -2 > 18

Add 2 to both sides and combine x terms.

-7x > 20

Divide both sides by -7. Multiplying by a negative number requires that the direction of > be reversed.

x < 20/7

(IF I interpreted your original inequality correctly)

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