## chevygirl 2 years ago Help please.

1. chevygirl

2. tkhunny

3y + 15 > -6 What do you suppose you might do first?

3. chevygirl

I don't know I am not good at this.

4. Mathmuse
5. chevygirl

6. Mathmuse

Its a thoroughly detailed explanation of how to approach these questions

7. yrelhan4

look.. 3y + 15 > -6 take 15 to the other side.. --> 3y > -21--> y>-21/3

8. chevygirl

yeah and i said that i don't get how to do it!!

9. Mathmuse

you need use your words and describe where your having the trouble. The whole 'i don't understand' routine does nothing to narrow it down

10. chevygirl

normally when people dont specify where they are having trouble it means the WHOLE PROBLEM!!!!!!!

11. soty2013

first unblock me

12. Mathmuse

then see the previous post where i walk you through the 'whole problem' including: 1) clarification of what is being asked in the question, 2) method of solution through algebra 3) method of solution on number line the answer can't just be downloaded to your brain, there is some amount of effort required from your end, regardless of how much you elevate and demand things.

13. chevygirl

you are

14. tkhunny

Most fundamentally, you must know that you need y > stuff Getting that 'y' all alone is your task. How are things attached to the 'y' and how can you get them off. y + 5 -- 5 is attached by addition. Use subtraction to move it. y / 5 -- 5 is attached by division. Use multiplication to move it.

15. chevygirl

I am still confused.

16. soty2013

yes its a easy questio

17. chevygirl

well then can you help?

18. tkhunny

3y + 15 > -6 How is the 15 related to the 'y'?

19. chevygirl

I don't know!! ask their parents!!

20. soty2013

its B , because

21. chevygirl

22. soty2013

subtract 15 from both side in main equation and then divide both side by 3 . Reply what you get ?

23. chevygirl

I don't get what you mean by that

24. karatechopper

3y + 15 > -6 Subtract 15 from both sides 3y+15-15 > -6-15 you get.. 3y > -21 Divide by 3 on both sides 3y/3 > -21/3 You get.. y > -7

25. karatechopper

Confusion fixed?!

26. chevygirl

ok that makes sense and yes confusion fixed.. LOL

27. karatechopper

LOL it was the same thing people were trying to tell you before.....Review the notes above.

28. chevygirl

I read above but you just did it different to make it make sense. I don't know if that makes sense but...

29. karatechopper

No no...i just wrote the steps smaller. The people up there wrote it out in detailed explanation which is good.

30. chevygirl

but not good if you don't understand it

31. karatechopper

Meh..u get it now? Good.

32. chevygirl

ok thanks