College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Solving Inequalities - 1.5 Assess Your Understanding: 50

Answer

$\ge$

Work Step by Step

The Multiplication Property of Inequality states that if a negative number $c$ is multiplied to each side of $a \le b$, then $ac \ge bc$. Thus, if $x \le -4$, then, multiplying $-3$ to each side of the inequality gives: $-3(x) \ge -3(-4) \\-3x \ge 12$ Thus, the missing inequality symbol in the given statement is $\ge$.
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