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solve this inequality please: n-5/2 > 3/4(n-6)

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    1. Distribute the fraction (3/4) over (n-6). This should give you the new equation: n - (5/2) > (3/4)n - 4.5 2. Now combine like terms. This means put all the numbers that are being multiplied by X together, and all the numbers together. First, isolate n. To get n alone, we can make the other number next to it (- 5/2) zero. We do this by adding the opposite of the number to it. So (-5/2) plus (5/2) gives you zero. Now you have n all alone on the left side of the equation. But because you added a number to one side, you must do it to the other to keep the equation balanced. So now add 5/2 to the other side. You'll get: n > (3/4)n - (4.5 + 5/2) Because 5/2 is the same as 2.5: n > (3/4)n - (7) Now, put both n's on the same side to combine like terms. To get (3/4)n away from the right side of the equation, subtract it by (3/4)n to get zero on the right side. Now do the same thing to the left side. n - (3/4n) > -7 1 entire n subtracted by 3-fourths of another n leaves you with one-fourths n. SO , 1/4n > -7 Now, complete the problem by isolating the n completely. Divide both sides by 1/4. This will give you: n > -28 Hope it helped (and wasn't too late)!

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