# SOLUTION: Can the solution set of the compound inequality x < -3 0r x > 5 be expressed as -3 > X > 5? Please explain.

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Inequalities -> SOLUTION: Can the solution set of the compound inequality x < -3 0r x > 5 be expressed as -3 > X > 5? Please explain.      Log On

 Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help! Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations!

 Algebra: Inequalities, trichotomy Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Question 41771This question is from textbook : Can the solution set of the compound inequality x < -3 0r x > 5 be expressed as -3 > X > 5? Please explain.This question is from textbook Answer by fractalier(2101)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!No, it cannot be strictly expressed that way. The expression -3 > x > 5 indicates there are solutions for x that are both less than -3 AND greater than 5, but there are no numbers such as this...now if it were -3 < x < 5 that would be okay...