HELP! 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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HELP! 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?
you would expect it to go to the opposite side?

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lets see -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
ooooh thnx
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
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