If things have to be unequal, they may as well be unequal for everyone. *x*^{2} + 5*x* + 3 < 0
So start off by putting everything on the same side of the inequality. The next step is to put on some gloves, find a tree, bush, shrub, or other plant, and look for roots. The quadratic formula can be a big help in this. and These are about *x* = -0.7 and *x* = -4.3. The number line shows that the equation is negative from -4.3 < *x* < -0.7. Maybe if it had a lollypop it would feel better? |