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

An example would be 4<a+1 over 2


        a +1               1
Is it  -------  or  a + ---  ?
           2                 2
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Hi Gage;
If I understand correctly, we are solving for a.
If I understand correctly, this is the equation...
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...
Let's subtract 1 from both sides...