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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 >

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What happens to the inequality when it is multiplied by a negative number?

The inequality is "flipped" when multiplied by a negative number. For example, if x &gt; y and a is a negative number, then ax &lt; ay.


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