# Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-2 Multiplying and Factoring - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 496: 55

The answer to the question is y $\lt$ $\frac{9+x}{-3}$.

#### Work Step by Step

To solve this inequality for y, you add x on both the sides resulting in -3y $\gt$ 9+x. Next, you divide -3 from both the sides resulting in an isolated y. BUT you have to flip the sign of the inequality to $\lt$ because you are dividing from a negative number. The answer is y $\lt$ $\frac{9+x}{-3}$

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