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Posted by **thawk** on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:56pm.

-3-8>(4x+8)-8

I have no idea how to solve this problem but I would like to learn. Can you be kind to show me the steps so that I can use this as an example problem for other problems. Thanks!

- algebra 1 -
**Reiny**, Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 8:10amfor the first few lines treat the > sign as if it were an = sign

-3-8>(4x+8)-8

-11 > 4x + 8 - 8

-4x > 11

Now when we multiply or divide by a negative, the inequality sign has to be reversed

so divide both sides by -4

x < -11/4

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