# SOLUTION: Can a linear equation and a linear inequality be solved in the same way? Explain why. What makes them different?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 632476: Can a linear equation and a linear inequality be solved in the same way? Explain why. What makes them different? Found 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, GFeliz:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!They can be solved in the same way. The only difference is that when you multiply or divide both sides by a negative number, then the inequality sign will flip. Note: you can think of the equation sign flipping as well if you want (to stay consistent) since flipping the equation sign goes from = to = (and it doesn't change) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, please consider visiting my website: http://www.freewebs.com/jimthompson5910/home.html and making a donation. Thank you Jim -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer by GFeliz(4)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Yes, we solve linear inequalities the same way we solve linear equations. When solving a linear equation, the answer obtained is called the solution. When solving an inequality, the answer is called the solution set. I hope this helps. If not, write back.