Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.7 - Solving Linear Inequalities - Exercise Set - Page 196: 92


$$x \geq \frac{b + a}{-2}$$

Work Step by Step

We first add $a$ on both sides: $$-2x \leq b + a$$ Divide both sides by $-2$. Dividing by a negative number means you need to reverse the sign as well: $$x \geq \frac{b + a}{-2}$$
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