Posted by thawk on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:56pm.
Can someone please help me with this inequality problem
38>(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 8:10am
for the first few lines treat the > sign as if it were an = sign
38>(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