College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Solving Inequalities - 1.5 Assess Your Understanding: 52

Answer

$\le$

Work Step by Step

The Multiplication Property of Inequality states that if a positive number $c$ is multiplied to each side of $a \le b$, then $ac \le bc$. Thus, if $3x \le 12$, then, multiplying $\frac{1}{3}$ to each side of the inequality gives: $3x(\frac{1}{3}) \le 12(\frac{1}{3}) \\x \le 4$ Thus, the missing inequality symbol in the given statement is $\le$.
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