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anonymous
 5 years ago
3w + 3 > 18
anonymous
 5 years ago
3w + 3 > 18

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Treat the > as an = initially. Subtract 3 from both sides, leaving 3w = 15 Now divide by 3, leaving w = 5 Now multiply by 1: w = 5 With inequalities, when you multiply by 1, you have to switch the sign. Let's take a look. Going back to the inequality, we see that 3 * 5 + 3 = 18 This is what we wanted and expect. Now, lets try a value greater than 5:  4 (A smaller negative number is greater). 3 * 4 + 3 = 12+3 = 15. This is less than 18, but our original inequality wants > 18. So let's check our work with a smaller number for w, 6. 3 * 6 + 3 = 18 + 3 = 21. This works! So our final answer will be: w < 5

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wowzers! ... thank you sooo much!
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