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I have a problem understanding this equation. It shows dividing the left side by 3 even though it was a negative and didn't make sense. thank you

Answer provided by our tutors

In order to isolate the variable in this linear inequality, we need to get rid of the coefficient that multiplies it.

This can be accomplished if both sides are divided by .

Notice that the inequality sign has changed.

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