- anonymous

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- anonymous

\[options a. b \ge 8 ,b \ge -6 , c. b \le 8 ,d. b \le -6\]

- anonymous

What is the question?

- anonymous

oh yah ok
\[-b-7 \le -1\]

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- anonymous

solve algebraically. u got this thing!

- anonymous

i need help that is why i asked

- anonymous

Well think of the question with the less than or equal to symbol as an equal sign. Just remember if you divide by a negative the symbol will become a greator than or equal to.

- anonymous

One treats an inequality just like and equation algebraically except that the inequality is reversed when multiplied or divided by a negative number.

- anonymous

So what answer did you get ashlynn?

- anonymous

not yet hold on let me think then i will ask

- anonymous

so is it \[b \le -6\]

- anonymous

or d

- anonymous

Well I think you forgot 1 step that both I and wetlife have said about multiplying or dividing by negatives.

- DLS

b>-6 i suppose

- anonymous

i didn't need to here i will show you how i got it

- DLS

\[-b-7 \le -1\]
\[-b \le 6 \]
b>=-6

- anonymous

DLS the problem with your work is that your less than or equal to sign cannot end up as a greator than sign. It is impossible for that to happen.

- anonymous

\[-b - 7\le -1 \]
\[-b - 7 = -1\]
\[-b = 6\]
\[-b \le 6\]

- anonymous

yes ashylnn, but you are missing the last step. You must simplify equation. .You are not looking for what negative b is, but you are looking for just the variable b

- anonymous

yes so i would divide it like this ??
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- anonymous

ummm.. no. Because you want b on one side, you would not divide both sides by b. Hint: -5= -1*5.

- anonymous

what where would you get a negative 5 and that is a 6 in my drawing

- anonymous

b/b=1 if b not 0 and 6/b=6/b.

- anonymous

now you have -1<=6/b

- anonymous

ashylnn my point is to help. It is not to give answers. The example of -5 = 5*-1 is an example to help give you a hint. It has nothing to do with your problem. It is to give you an idea of where you need to fix

- anonymous

ok i thought that it involved my question

- anonymous

Well I learned something in the process, so thank you.

- anonymous

what is that

- anonymous

what is the * thing in the hint / example

- anonymous

it means times

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

but isn't it that what you do on one side you do to the other to

- anonymous

Yes. That is correct. So what do you understand so far?

- anonymous

ok so i think i know how to solve the problem correctly this time

- anonymous

|dw:1357806023062:dw|

- anonymous

right

- anonymous

Correct. I am assuming that you either multiplied both sides by -1 or divided both sides by -1

- anonymous

i multiplied both sides but i got it correct??

- anonymous

multiplying by both sides is the correct way. I am also saying that if you had divided it by -1 you would have gotten the same answer. Both ways are correct

- anonymous

ok thank you

- anonymous

Also I have noticed you are using the asteric symbol. Just remember that asteric symbol is only used on the computer. When done on paper, the correct way is to use a dot in the middle|dw:1357806252885:dw|

- anonymous

yes i know that as well because is you were to do x on a problem like this it would get someone confused

- anonymous

Yep.

- anonymous

ok thanks you very much maybe now i can kinda do the other ones good and if there is really hard one can i ask you for help?

- anonymous

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- anonymous

Well Im probably going to crash for the night pretty soon. Its 12:30 am for me.

- anonymous

ok thanks

- anonymous

good night

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