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# If x is an integer, what is the value of x? (1) 2(x + 5)

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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?
(1) –2(x + 5) 9

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10 Jul 2009, 13:24
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When u multiply or divide both sides with a negative number in inequalities, the inequality sign reverses.

Stmt 1:
x+5 > 1/2
x > -4.5

stmt 2
x < -3

since x is integer, the only value combining both is x = -4
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10 Jul 2009, 13:33
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stmt 2
x < -3

since x is integer, the only value combining both is x = -4

Don't we need to flip the sign when we move the -ve sign?
Sorry for my ignorance.
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10 Jul 2009, 13:34
[quote="vannu"][quote]stmt 2
x 9

x < -3

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Re: inequalities   [#permalink] 10 Jul 2009, 13:34
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