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Q: What happens when both sides of a less than inequality are multiplied or divided by a negative number?

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The inequality is "flipped" when multiplied by a negative number. For example, if x > y and a is a negative number, then ax < ay.

When an inequality is multiplied or divided by a negative number the inequality sign is reversed.Example : -x < 7 ......after multiplying by (say) -2 this becomes 2x > -14

The direction of the inequality is reversed. Note that the if the inequality included "or equals" before, then it will after. 4 < 5 multiplied by -1 gives -4 > -5 5 >= 4 multiplied by -1 gives -5 <= -4

The inequality symbol doesn't change direction in this case.Note that that is the same as adding a positive number.Note also that if you MULTIPLY or DIVIDE by a negative number, then you need to change the direction of the inequality symbol.

Nothing, you proceed as if the < or > was an =. If you're multiplying or dividing both sides by a negative, you flip the sign. e.g. < would go to >

a negative divided by a negative is a positive

The inequality sign changes direction. So 2<3 Multiply by -2 and you get -4>-6 (similarly with division).

The direction of the inequality remains unchanged. The direction changes when you divide or multiply both sides by a negative number. It also changes if both sides are raised to a negative exponent.

The negative number multiplied by one, the answer stays the same. for example -52 x 1 = -52

the output is divided by 3.

the output is divided by 3.

the output is divided by 4

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