# solving inequalities [duplicate]

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Suppose we have $(x-5)(x+2) > 0$. Can we solve it like this: $(x-5) > 0$ and $(x+2) >0$, $x > 5$ and $x > -2$? Please help.

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## marked as duplicate by Chandru1, Larry WangAug 15 '10 at 20:09

This is a dupe. –  Tom Stephens Aug 15 '10 at 19:45
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This should be deleted as well –  Casebash Aug 15 '10 at 21:16
If $ab>0$ does it always imply that $a>0$ or $b>0$. You can also have both $a$ and $b$ to be less than $0$. So in your question it can also be $(x-5)<0$ along with $(x+2)<0$.
@Zia: I feel that this is not the right place to ask such questions. Anyhow i am explaining this. Take 2 real numbers $a,b$ and consider their product $ab$. When can $ab>0$. Either both $a$ and $b$ should be positive or else both $a$ and $b$ should be negative. This is precisely what i have done, which you missed while you posted the question. –  anonymous Aug 15 '10 at 20:01