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 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.6 Solving Inequalities - 2.6 Exercise Set - Page 135: 56

Answer

$\text{Set Builder Notation: } \{ n|n\lt0 \} \\\text{Interval Notation: } (-\infty,0)$
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Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Use the properties of inequality to solve the given inequality, $ -8n+12\gt12-7n .$ Write the answer in both set-builder notation and interval notation. Finally, graph the solution set. In the graph, a hollowed dot is used for $\lt$ or $\gt.$ A solid dot is used for $\le$ or $\ge.$ $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Using the properties of inequality, the given is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -8n+12\gt12-7n \\\\ -8n+7n\gt12-12 \\\\ -n\gt0 .\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} -n\gt0 \\\\ \dfrac{-n}{-1}\gt\dfrac{0}{-1} \\\\ n\lt0 .\end{array} Hence, the solution set is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{Set Builder Notation: } \{ n|n\lt0 \} \\\text{Interval Notation: } (-\infty,0) .\end{array}
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