# SOLUTION: This problem does not come from a book but from a worksheet so here it is: Solve the rational inequality. Type -INFINITY if you need or INFINITY if you need. 5/x+1 is greate

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Inequalities Question 104875: This problem does not come from a book but from a worksheet so here it is: Solve the rational inequality. Type -INFINITY if you need or INFINITY if you need. 5/x+1 is greater than or equal to 1/x I would appreciate your reply by tomorrow. THANKS!Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Solve the inequality: 1) or is it? 2) 1) Multiply both sides by (x+1) 1) Now multiply both sides by x. Subtract x from both sides. Finally divide both sides by 4. This is the answer for 1) but, if it's 2) 2) Multiply both sides by x. Simplify. Subtract 5 from both sides. This is the answer for 2) Hint: Use parentheses to clarify the intent of the problem. In your problem you could have written: (5/x)+1 or 5/(x+1) to remove any ambiguity.