Andres V. answered • 03/19/20

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asked • 03/19/20what is the answer to 6 > y + 3 ?

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Andres V. answered • 03/19/20

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Ethan S. answered • 03/19/20

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We can solve this answer the same way that we can solve an equation if it had an equal sign, so let's do it that way:

Equation: 6 = y + 3

Now, to isolate y, simply subtract the three from each side of the equation:

3 = y

We can re-substitute the inequality in for the equal sign to give us our answer:

3 > y

Or represented more correctly:

Final Answer: y < 3

*Keep in mind, when dividing an inequality by a negative number, the inequality sign flips*

Adam D. answered • 03/19/20

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With in equalities, they are treated very similar to Ann equal sign with just a few different rules. In this, you are required to solve for y.

Now remember, you can rewrite this equation, however like I mentioned before, there are a few different rules. For example, if 3 < 5 the same as 5 < 3? Since these two aren't similar, we are also going to change the inequality.

For your question, you can either keep it as 6 > y + 3, or you can write it as y + 3 < 6. Both mean the same thing.

The final step is to subtract 3 from either side, like you would do if it were an equal sign, and you'll finally have the value for y. I will show you both ways.

Way 1:

6 > y + 3

-3 -3

3 > y

OR

Way 2:

y + 3 < 6

-3 -3

y < 3

Both answers are stating that the value for y must be less than 3 to make the inequality true.

William A. answered • 03/19/20

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6 > y+3 implies that 6-3 > y+3-3 or 3>y. We can write this as y<3.

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