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Why does the inequality sign change when both sides are multiplied or divided by a negative number? Does this happen with equations? Why or why not?

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  1. Think about it this way: 3 < 6, so would -3 < -6? No, -3 > -6.

    No, it doesn't change because an equation by definition is not an inequality.

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