Posted by **Elaine** on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 12:57am.

Help me solve this problem please, I have tried so many time.I can not seem to get the problem right.

x +12 <-8 or x+12>2

x+ 12 < -8 =x +12 > 2

x =4 > -10 is this right

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**drwls**, Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 7:00am
x +12 < -8

Subtract 12 from both sides.

x < -20

x + 12 > 2

x > -10

Both inequalities cannot be true at the same time, for obvious reasons.

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**Reiny**, Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 10:05am
since the operator was "OR"

the solution is

x < -20 OR x > -10

had the operator been "AND" there would have been no solution.

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