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Q: When should the inequality sign be flipped?

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The inequality sign must be flipped.

You flip the inequality sign when you are dividing or multiplying both sides by a negative.You also flip the inequality sign when you "swap" the answers on both sides.The other time you flip the inequality sign is when raising both sides to a negative power. e.g. 5>4, but (5^-1)

When one side of the inequality is divided or multiplied by a negative number.

"x281" is an expression, not an inequality. An inequality is supposed to have an inequality sign, such as "<" or ">".

When you divide both sides of an inequality by a negative number, the inequality sign flips.

There is no inequality since there is no inequality sign.

inequality sign

With the equal sign (=).

No. An inequality must have an inequality sign, for example, "<".

This is not an inequality. There is no <,>, or = sign.

No, you only flip the inequality sign if you are dividing by a negative number on both sides of the inequality

When solving an inequality, you must revers the inequality sign when you multiply (or divide) both sides by a negative number.

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