Posted by **danette** on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 8:57pm.

I cannot come up with the correct answer for this problem. Please help

3.5+19.8>49.5-6.4x=

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**Damon**, Friday, May 2, 2008 at 9:55pm
3.5 + 19.8 - 49.5 > -6.4 x

divide both sides by -6.4

change direction of arrow from > to < because that is the rule if you multiply or divide both sides of an inequality by a negative number.

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**danette**, Friday, May 2, 2008 at 10:04pm
Thanks, I understand that but what is the answer?

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**drwls**, Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 8:28am
The left side of Damon's equation

is -26.2 after you add up the three constants. So write

-26.2 > -6.4x and proceed as DamonC2 recommended.

The answer I get ix x > 4.09375

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