Posted by **barb** on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 8:41pm.

please solve:

8y - 12 < 7y - 7

{ y y < ?

there is supposed to be a straight line between the y and y

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 8:47pm
subtract 7x from both sides

add 12 to each side.

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**barb**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 8:52pm
do you mean subtract 7y from both sides? There is no 7x

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 8:56pm
yes, 7y

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**barb**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 9:05pm
8y-12<7y-7

8y -12 -7y<7y-7-7y

y-12<-7

y-12+12<-7+12

y<5

Is this correct?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 9:05pm
mucho correct.

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