# SOLUTION: When dividing by a negative number in an inequality, do I switch the signs around? Thank you

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Real-numbers -> SOLUTION: When dividing by a negative number in an inequality, do I switch the signs around? Thank you      Log On

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

 Algebra: Real numbers, Irrational numbers, etc Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on real-numbers Question 246131: When dividing by a negative number in an inequality, do I switch the signs around? Thank youAnswer by stanbon(57377)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!When dividing by a negative number in an inequality, do I switch the signs around? ------------------ You make three changes. Change the sign on the left side. Change the sign on the right side. Change the direction of the inequality. --- If you have -4 < 8 and you divide by -2 you get: 2 > -4 ========================= Cheers, Stan H.