menu
bartleby
search
close search
Hit Return to see all results

| 3x + 1| >5 Please give details, I am partially confused as to when to flip the inequality sign. From what I understand you only flip the sign when dividing both sides of the inequality by a negative number?   Thank You! :D <3

Question

| 3x + 1| >5

 

Please give details, I am partially confused as to when to flip the inequality sign. From what I understand you only flip the sign when dividing both sides of the inequality by a negative number?   Thank You! :D <3

check_circleAnswer
Step 1

Consider the given inequality.

|3x + 1| > 5

Step 2

On removing mode si...

(3x+1) 5 or -(3x+1)5
3x>5-1 or -3x-1>5
3x > 4 or -3x> 5+1
3x> 4 or -3x > 6
6
4
x > - or -r > -
3
3
4
x .
or -r>2
4
or x<-2
3
help_outline

Image Transcriptionclose

(3x+1) 5 or -(3x+1)5 3x>5-1 or -3x-1>5 3x > 4 or -3x> 5+1 3x> 4 or -3x > 6 6 4 x > - or -r > - 3 3 4 x . or -r>2 4 or x<-2 3

fullscreen

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Our solutions are written by experts, many with advanced degrees, and available 24/7

See Solution
Tagged in

Math

Algebra

Equations and In-equations

Sorry about that. What wasn’t helpful?