Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.5 - Inequalities, Compound Inequalities, and Problem Solving - Problem Set 4.5: 49

Answer

$x\ge-\dfrac{16}{3}$

Work Step by Step

Multiplying both sides by the $LCD= 28 $ and then using the properties of inequalities, the solution to the given inequality, $ \dfrac{x-3}{7}-\dfrac{x-2}{4}\le\dfrac{9}{14} ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 4(x-3)-7(x-2)\le2(9) \\\\ 4x-12-7x+14\le18 \\\\ 4x-7x\le18+12-14 \\\\ -3x\le16 \\\\ x\ge\dfrac{16}{-3} \\\\ x\ge-\dfrac{16}{3} .\end{array}
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