# SOLUTION: How do I solve this: 6<-2(x-1)<12 I have tried it like this: 6= -2.x and -2.-1 = 12 6< 2x+2<12 6-2 < 2x+2-2 < 12-2 4 < 2x < 10 4 < 2x < 10 -- -- -- 2 2 2

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 Question 580949: How do I solve this: 6<-2(x-1)<12 I have tried it like this: 6= -2.x and -2.-1 = 12 6< 2x+2<12 6-2 < 2x+2-2 < 12-2 4 < 2x < 10 4 < 2x < 10 -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 < X < 5 The answer should be -5 and -2, but I can't figure out what I did wrong. Can you tell me? Thanks, Janie Bevens janiebevens@yahoo.com Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!solve this: 6<-2(x-1)<12 ---------------------- Note: the inequalities switch when you divide or multiply by a negative. ------------------------- Divide thru by -2 to get: -6 < x-1 < -3 ---- Add 1 along the line to get: -5 < x < -2 ================== Cheers, Stan H.