## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$-4$ $\lt$ $7y$
From the problem: "the opposite of 4:" $-4$ "is less than:" $\lt$ "the product of $y$ and seven:" $(y)(7)$ Combine: $-4$ $\lt$ $(y)(7)$ Or more commonly written as: $-4$ $\lt$ $7y$