# Inequality Rules

- Author:
- Dr. Doug Davis, 3D

This applet shows a number line with two points on it.
You can move the points anywhere on the line. Note when A is less than B or A is greater than B.
The different rules for operating on both sides of an inequality are shown. By checking a box you can explore the results of

- add a value to both sides, c
- multiplying both sides by a positive number, pm
- multiplying both sides by a negative number, nm
- raise both sides to a positive exponent, pe
- raise both sides to a negative exponent, ne

Check the rules out one at a time.
For each rule notice whether the modified points are in the same order or reversed order.
Explain the rules for operating on both sides of an inequality.