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Unformatted text preview: 2 or 6 < 14 Whereas 14 is to the right of 6 on the number line, the number 14 is to the left of 6. Thus if we reverse the inequality symbol we get a true inequality. This does not happen with equations because you have an equal sign that looks for one number as the solution to make the equation True, and with an inequality you are looking for a solution set to make the inequality True. In an equation both sides will equal the same number to make the statement True. There is no flipping the equal sign or replacing it with another symbol. In an inequality both side are not always equal and have multiple solutions, and to make the statement True it is either < or >; ≤ or ≥. For the Class to Solve: 3x – 5 ≤ 13...
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course MAT 116 taught by Professor Universityofphoenix during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
 Spring '09
 UniversityofPhoenix
 Algebra, Equations

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