What is the difference between solving multi step equations and multi step inequalities?

1 Answer
Mar 8, 2018

Inequalities are very tricky.


When solving a multi step equation, you use PEMDAS (parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, add, subtract), and you also use PEMDAS when solving a multi step inequality. However, inequalities are tricky in the fact that if you multiply or divide by a negative number, you must flip the sign. And while normally there are 1 or 2 solutions to a multi step equation, in the form of x= #, you'll have the same thing, but with an inequality sign (or signs).