Posted by **Alicia** on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 7:14pm.

I'm still having trouble with this problem. Can someone please explain the steps to me.

-2x+4>12

Is this the next step?

-2x+4-4=12-4

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**Michael**, Friday, November 16, 2007 at 7:16pm
-2x + 4 > 12

First, divide by 2 on all terms. (Or you can subtract the 4. It doesn't matter.)

-x + 2 > 6

Subtract the 2.

-x > 4

Divide by -1 on both sides. Don't forget to switch the inequality sign when dividing by a negative number.

x < 4

- College Algebra -
**Michael**, Friday, November 16, 2007 at 7:37pm
No problem. :)

A helpful hint is that you can solve inequalities as you would any other equation. Just pretend the inequality is an equal sign. (But if you're dividing by a negative, don't forget to flip the sign.)

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