Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 9 - Inequalities and Problem Solving - 9.1 Inequalities and Applications - 9.1 Exercise Set: 13

Answer

$x\le-9$

Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Use the properties of inequality to solve the given inequality, $ 3-x\ge12 .$ $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Using the properties of inequality, the given is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 3-x\ge12 \\\\ -x\ge12-3 \\\\ -x\ge9 .\end{array} Dividing both sides by a negative number (and consequently reversing the inequality symbol), the inequality above is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -x\ge9 \\\\ x\le\dfrac{9}{-1} \\\\ x\le-9 .\end{array}
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