*is it y<12 this is the problem -1/4-5>-8*

## -1/4y-5>-8

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# 3 Answers

Hi Gabby;

I assume we are solving for y...

(-1/4)y-5>-8

Let's add 5 to both sides...

(-1/4)y-5+5>-8+5

-(1/4)y>-3

Let's multiply both sides by -4. Because this is a negative number, > must switch to <.

(-4)(-1/4)y<(-3)(-4)

**y<12**

You are correct.

I do not know if you understand the difference between < and >, In the sixth grade, the way we remembered this is,

*The alligator is going to eat the bigger one.*Of course, in the face of negativity, the*alligator*changed direction.**The range of y is all values less than 12.**

Yes!

-1/4y - 5 > -8 Add 5 to both sides

+5 +5

-1/4y > -3 Multiply by -4, which flips our inequality

x -4 x -4

y < 12 Our solution!

Correct. I always tell my students the inequality < or > points to the smaller number. They seem to remember that easier.

# Comments

Hi Gary;

If you were an alligator, which would you eat? The smaller one or the bigger one?

## Comments

thanks also i need help with some consecutive integers if u can give me some problems to work on and you can check them if u want

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