## [SPLIT] -9x - 4 > 50 (don't know how to do this)

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### [SPLIT] -9x - 4 > 50 (don't know how to do this)

please help me i dont know how to do this

-9x-4>50
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### Re: [SPLIT] -9x - 4 > 50 (don't know how to do this)

alejandra wrote:please help me i dont know how to do this

-9x-4>50

Hi Alejandra

The Inequalities: Linear section explains how to solve inequalities like this.

DAiv
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### Re: [SPLIT] -9x - 4 > 50 (don't know how to do this)

alejandra wrote:please help me i dont know how to do this

-9x-4>50

-9x - 4 > 50

Start by adding 4 to both sides.

We now have this:

-9x > 54

Next divide both sides by -9.

Since we are dividing by a negative number, the sign of the inequality must be reversed (changed to the opposite direction).

Final answer is: x < -6
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### Re: [SPLIT] -9x - 4 > 50 (don't know how to do this)

-9x - 4 > 50

Well, if I'm not mistaken, -9x - 4 > 50 can be solved like this :

And since you are dividing by a negative number and you're using inequalities, you should flip the sign making it x < -6 or x is less than -6.
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