**You need to pay attention to the direction of the inequality. You either add or takeaway from both sides.**

**< = Less than**

> = Greater than

The less than or equal to sign is like the less than sign but it has a line underneath. The greater than or equal to sign is like the greater than sign but it has a line underneath.

> = Greater than

The less than or equal to sign is like the less than sign but it has a line underneath. The greater than or equal to sign is like the greater than sign but it has a line underneath.

**EG1) x - 2 > 5**

**+2 +2**

**x > 7 or bigger**

**EG2) 2x + 5 > 7**

**-5 -5**

**2x > 2**

**x > 1**

EG3) 5b + 4 > 74 - 2b

+

EG3) 5b + 4 > 74 - 2b

+

**2b +2b**

**7b + 4 > 74**

**-4 -4**

**7b > 70**

b > 10

b > 10

**On a number line:**

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**1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10**

A circle not coloured in would be above the number 10 and there would be an arrow from the circle pointing right.

A circle not coloured in would be above the number 10 and there would be an arrow from the circle pointing right.

2. 9 - x < 2x + 6

__Questions :__

1. 7 - 2x > 5x - 72. 9 - x < 2x + 6