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

algebra  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. 
algebra  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.