Explain why you reverse the inequality sign when you multiply or divide both sides of an inequality by a negative number.
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i just need the explanation
hmm, what would you expect to happen when you reverse the direction of a number?
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-3 < 5 but when we multiply both sides by a negative, we are reversing the order of the number,
instead of 3 to the left, -(-3) is 3 to the right
instead of 5 to the right, -(5) is 5 to the left
3 < -5 is simply not accurate
when we 'switch' the direction of the number, the direction of the inequality is affected.
we can make one rule and say it works for the = sign as well ... seeing that reversing an = sign just produces the same symbol again.
that makes more sence i know how to do it but i just needed the explanation thank you