(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

PROBLEM: Match the inequalities with the corresponding statements.

INEQUALITIES: 1) |a-5|< 1/3

2) |a- 1/3|< 5

STATEMENTS: a) The distance from a to 5 is less than 1/3

b) a is less than 5 units from 1/3

3. The attempt at a solution

I solved for a for both problems and for both problems I am getting14/3 < a< 16/3.

My problem is that since I am getting the same solution for both problems, thenaren't both the statements (a and b) correct for both of the inequalities?Or am I getting the wrong answers when I solve the inequalities? Please advise if you see the problem. Thanks in advance.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Match the inequalities with the corresponding statements.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**