## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

Using the properties of inequality, the given expression, $-2\gt x,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -2\gt x \\\\ -x\gt 2 \\\\ -1(-x)\gt -1(2) \\\\ x\lt -2 .\end{array} The inequality above is the same as the other given inequality, $x\lt-2.$ Hence, the given expressions are $\text{ equivalent .}$