Why does the inequality sign change when both sides are multiplied or divided by a negative number? Does this happen with equations? Why or why not?
Write an inequality for your classmates to

solve. In your inequality, use both the multiplication and addition properties of inequalities.
Consider solving your classmates’ inequalities. Explain how you arrived at your answers. Also, help other students who may be having difficulty solving inequalities. Ask clarifying questions if you need additional assistance.

An inequality states that one number is less than (or greater than) another. [ I think the best way to understand what happens when you multiply or divide an inequality by a negative number is to picture the situation, before and after, on the number line
Picture any two numbers on the number line. The one on the left is less than the one on the right. (The one on the right is greater than the

one on the left.) This is true whether the two numbers are both positive, both negative, a negative and a positive or zero and any number.
When you multiply (or divide) any non-zero number by a negative, its sign changes. If it was positive it becomes negative and if it was negative it becomes positive. On a number line, the number "flips" over to the other side of zero. When you multiply (or divide) both sides of an inequality this happens to both numbers, the one on the "less than" side and the one on the "greater than" side. Both sides "flip". And when this happens the number that was on the left of the other before is now to the right of the other. In other words, what was less than before is now greater than. (And the number that was to the right (i.e. greater than) ends up to the left of (or less than) the other number.) This is why we have to reverse ("flip") the inequality whenever we multiply or divide it by a negative number. If you're still having trouble with this, try the following:
Pick any two (different) numbers.
Write the two numbers on the same line with some space between them.
Pick any negative number
Multiply or divide (your choice) both of the first two numbers by this negative number and write the answers on another line with some space between them.
Now, on each line, decide which inequality symbol belongs between the two numbers and write it there. (if you have trouble with this, plot the numbers on a number line. ]

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How do you use the three basic control structures—sequential, repetition, and selection—in your everyday problem solving? Do you think there are any other control structures that would make your problem-solving skills more efficient? If so, describe them **Weegy:** Sequential - Choosing what to order for lunch. Same steps every time: 1) Look at the menu, 2) Pick an item, 3) Order the item.
Repetition - Finding a parking spot. [ Repeatedly drive around the block until a spot opens up.
Selection - Deciding how to pay for something from the change in your pocket. Look at the change you have, and choose the correct coins necessary to pay for your purchase. ] (More)

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I think you make a great point about how different factors and structures will change ideals and how the best thing for us to do is stay structured from previous teachings. This goes back to how important it is for us to get the basics of what is being taught to us right now. It is only going to get harder and if we dont truly get an understanding for programming is what it is about then it is only going to get more and more confusing. We all know how important foundations are. This is the ...**Weegy:** I agree. We must take all of our knowledge of even the basics and apply it to new learnings. (More)

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When I order my lunch it can sometimes be in the repetition structure. I think I know what I want and than I go back to the menu at the last minute. Sometimes the food place may run out of chicken nuggets, so I have to go back and see what else I may want. After reading your entry I thought could a program have more than one structure in a program?
**Weegy:** Yes, a program could have more than once structure in a program. (More)

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I really liked all of your examples for sequential, repetition, and selection. I especially liked your example for selection about the money. That is a selection that we all make almost everyday. There are so many different ways and options to pay with cash depending on what is in your pocket. Sometimes you have to make a selection based on what you currently have, all while keeping in mind that you may need cash and certain bills for future purchases. what do you think about this?
**Weegy:** Financial goals provide a sense of direction to your cash budget. Common financial goals include saving up cash to provide for a first-time home purchase, college education or retirement lifestyle. [ You will categorize each financial goal according to time frame and total costs. For example, you may need to amass $2 million to provide for an Oregon coast retirement within the next 20 years.
Savings Projections
You will make savings projections with the help of an online financial calculator. The financial calculator helps you to toggle through different figures for savings amounts and rates of return that will help you to arrive at a future lump sum of cash. After using the financial calculator, you can estimate the amount of money you need to be saving each month to meet your goals. With this information, you will analyze your current finances to determine whether your goals are actually realistic. To do so, you will subtract your current monthly expenses away from income and calculate free cash flow available to save towards your goals. If your goals appear out of reach, you may need to put in more time at work and also cut expenses to increase cash flow. To manage a cash budget, you must separate discretionary spending from committed expenses. Discretionary spending goes towards the purchase of consumer items that are not necessary for survival and do not add value to your bottom line. Consumer goods and services may therefore include concert tickets, designer clothes and fine restaurant dining. You will eliminate discretionary spending from your budget altogether if you are having trouble paying bills and achieving your financial goals. In certain situations, a discretionary purchase can motivate you to get your finances in order. Perhaps you will treat yourself to a Caribbean cruise, after paying off all credit card debt and saving $15,000 in cash reserves.
Committed Expenses
Committed expenses are necessary to observe the law, ... (More)

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I like how your answer was quick and straight to the point. I focused more on the problem solving that I do at work, but we do a lot of problem solving during our everyday life's. Choosing what to eat can also be classified as selection. Their has been plenty of times that I was hungry, but could not decide on what I wanted. Also, when we look at it like that, our jobs include all of control sequences. Their is a list of steps that we all do at our jobs, and their is a lot of repetition at ...**Weegy:** I believe selection process is based on where you begin. If you are hungry and haven't had any of the choices in a while, they might all look appetizing. Or if you had chicken nuggets yesterday, it may be a no-brainer that you do not want them today. [ OR you may want them again because they were so good yesterday. The selection process makes total sense if you know exactly where the subject is beginning. But without the starting point, it may seem random. ] (More)

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