anonymous
  • anonymous
Solve the inequality 5x < 16 + x. a. x < 1/4 b. x > 1/4 c. x < 4 d. x > 4
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay so do you know how to start off?
anonymous
  • anonymous
do i divide both sides by 5?
anonymous
  • anonymous
First you should put all of the x values on one side. Do you know how to do that?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
no i dont
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok. What is the x on the right side doing?
anonymous
  • anonymous
being added to 16?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Exactly. It's adding. So we can pass it over to the other side doing the opposite. Subtracting. So now our equation is: 5x - x < 16. Are you following?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes i think so
anonymous
  • anonymous
now do i divide both sides by 5?
anonymous
  • anonymous
First solve 5x - x. What would that be?
anonymous
  • anonymous
just 5? the x's cancel out?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Good try, but no. Remember that there is always an invisible 1 with an x. So 5x - 1x = 4x. So now our equation is 4x < 16. Understand?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes i understand i forgot about the 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
No problem :) So what would be the next step here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide both sides by 4 to get the x alone?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Exactly!
anonymous
  • anonymous
So what's your final answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
X<4
anonymous
  • anonymous
yep! you got it girl
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you so much!:)
anonymous
  • anonymous
no prob :)

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