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If a and b are two consecutive even integers such that a > b and 3a < 2b. then which of the following describes the range of possible values for b?

A. b > 0
B. b < 0
C. b < -6
D. b > 6
E. b < 4

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rohan2345 wrote:
If a and b are two consecutive even integers such that a > b and 3a < 2b. then which of the following describes the range of possible values for b?

A. b > 0
B. b < 0
C. b < -6
D. b > 6
E. b < 4



Since a and b are consecutive even integers and a > b, we can say that a = b + 2.

We can substitute b + 2 for a in the inequality 3a < 2b and we have:

3(b+2) < 2b

3b + 6 < 2b

b < -6

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rohan2345 wrote:
If a and b are two consecutive even integers such that a > b and 3a < 2b. then which of the following describes the range of possible values for b?

A. b > 0
B. b < 0
C. b < -6
D. b > 6
E. b < 4


Since a and b are two consecutive even integers and a > b, then a = b + 2;

Given: 3(b + 2) < 2b;

b < -6.

would u plz solve this one using plug in method. thanks.

Answer: C.
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