If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Set the next factor equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Consolidate the solutions.

Use each root to create test intervals.

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is not less than the right side , which means that the given statement is false.

False

False

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is less than the right side , which means that the given statement is always true.

True

True

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is not less than the right side , which means that the given statement is false.

False

False

Compare the intervals to determine which ones satisfy the original inequality.

False

True

False

False

True

False

The solution consists of all of the true intervals.

Convert the inequality to interval notation.

Convert to Interval Notation (x-4)(x+1)<0