College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Solving Inequalities - 1.5 Assess Your Understanding: 47

Answer

$\lt$

Work Step by Step

The Multiplication Property of Inequality states that if a negative number $c$ is multiplied to each side of $a \gt b$, then $ac \lt bc$. Thus, if $x \gt 6$, then multiplying $-2$ to each side of the inequality gives: $-2(x) \lt -2(6) \\-2x \lt -12$ Thus, the missing inequality symbol in the given statement is $\lt$.
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