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how would I solve for x if the inequality is in a fraction form?

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Hi Gage;
If I understand correctly, we are solving for a.
If I understand correctly, this is the equation...
4<(a+1)/2
You are going to proceed as if < is an = sign.  The only exception would be if we decided to multiply or divide both sides by a negative number.  Then, the less than sign reverses and becomes greater than.
 
Let's proceed to isolate a by multiplying both sides by 2...
(2)4<[(a+1)/2](2)
8<a+1
Let's subtract 1 from both sides...
-1+8<a+1-1
7<a

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