If x is zero, is the following true?
x - 16 < 4x - 4 < 3x - 6
In the back of your books write down at least 10 values of x which satisfy this inequality statement.
"<" means "is less than"
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When x is zero the statement is not true.
Here are ten values of x which make the statement true:
-3.9, -3.8, -3.7, -3.6, -3.5, -3.4, -3.3, -3.2, -3.1, -3,
there are of course many other values which make the statement true.
An inequality like this can be solved by splitting it into two parts:
|x - 16 < 4x - 4
-12 < 3x
x > -4
|4x - 4 < 3x - 6
x < -2
So the complete answer is -4 < x < -2
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