Posted by **robbie** on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:48pm.

can someone explain and answer this equation for me. 7y - 6 < 6y -1 Thanks

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 9:55pm
subtract 6y from each side

y-6<-1

add 6 to each side

y<5

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**Reiny**, Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 9:58pm
7y - 6 < 6y -1

7y - 6y < -1 + 6

y < 5

notice I performed the same steps as I would for an ordinary equation.

The only exception is, ...

"When you multiply or divide both sides by a negative, the inequality sign has to be reversed"

e.g.

if you had

-3x > 12

then

x < -4 , ( I divided both sides by -3 )

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