Posted by **Randy** on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 5:40pm.

What is the solution of -4x +1 > or equal to 7

I get these really confused on how to solve these.

Thank you

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**Quidditch**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 5:54pm
-4x + 1 >= 7

Solve this as you would if there was just an "=" sign. But, anytime you multiply or divide both sides by a negative number the inequality sign will reverse.

To get you started...

Subtract 1 from both sides.

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**Randy-Please check**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:17pm
is the answer x <=3/2

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**Quidditch**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:23pm
Close...

You have the inequality correct, but when you divided both sides by -4, you you have an error on the right side.

6/(-4) = ?

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**Randy-Please check**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:56pm
It should be x<= -3/2, correct

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**Quidditch**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 6:58pm
Yes, you got it!

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:01pm
Thanks, Quidditch.

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**Randy-Thank you**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:08pm
Thanks Quidditch-I appreciate it

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**Quidditch**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:20pm
Your welcome!

Glad to help

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