Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-2 Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 175: 50


The two expressions are not equivalent.

Work Step by Step

We start with the expression $n-1/4\lt5/4$. In order to isolate the variable n, we must undo the subtraction by adding 1/4 on both sides. This gives us the expression $n\lt6/4$. This is not the same as the second expression given, so we know that the two inequalities are not equivalent.
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