# Solving Single-Step Inequalities by Multiplication

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The rules for solving inequalities are similar to those for solving linear equations. However, there is one exception, when multiplying or dividing by a negative number it is necessary to reverse the inequality sign.

Example:

Solve > 3

Solution:

> 3

• 5 > 3 • 5

x > 15

Example:

Solve

Solution:

The following video shows how to solve single-step inequalities by multiplication
Solving a One Step Linear Inequality by Multiplying
This video provides two examples of solving one step linear inequalities in one variable by multiplying with the variable on the left. The solutions are also written using interval notation.

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