A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 3 years ago
X+10/X+3 <2
The x+10 is over x+3 but that is a little hard to do on a computer. but all of the is less then < 2
I need to see how it's done...I am not getting this.
Thank you for any help!
 3 years ago
X+10/X+3 <2 The x+10 is over x+3 but that is a little hard to do on a computer. but all of the is less then < 2 I need to see how it's done...I am not getting this. Thank you for any help!

This Question is Closed

lexussmi12
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0NVM Multiply both sides of the inequality by (x+3). You should then have x+10 <2(x+3) Distribute the 2...........you should get x+10 < 2x+6 Subtact x from both sides......... 10 < x+6 Subtact 6 from both sides......... 4 < x In interval notation, usually used for inequalities the answer is (4, infinity)

Mandolino
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@lexus, sorry the above is not correct. the rational expression has to be related to 0 not 2. the answer is \[(\infty,3)\cup(4,\infty)\]METHOD: bring the 2 to the left and get common denominator; write as a simplified rational expression:\[\frac{x+10}{x+3}2*\frac{x+3}{x+3}<0\]distributing the 2 and combine the fractions\[\frac{x+102x6}{x+3}<0\]simplify the numerator\[\frac{4x}{x+3}<0\]the rational expression can change sign at the zeros of the numerator and the denominator, i.e., at x=3 and x=4. you have to check a test point in each the there intervals (see sketch) to check the sign. wherever the expression is negative is an interval of the solution set. Notice that if you pick a test point to the left of 3, such as 4, and evaluate the sign of the numerator and denominator, the fraction is negative. this also happens when you pick test point to the right of 4, such as 5. however, she you pick a test point between 3 and 4 such as 0, the fraction is positive.

Mandolino
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0here is a sign chart that shows the signs of the factorsdw:1315865230318:dw

Mandolino
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0here is a graph of the inequality written as if it were a function showing that it is negative to the left of 3
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.