# Simplifying an inequality

I ask:

```
var('x,y')
ineq = (x+2<y+2)
simplify(ineq)
```

and get:

```
x + 2 < y + 2
```

How can I get Sage to simplify this inequality to:

```
x < y
```

?

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Simplifying an inequality

I ask:

```
var('x,y')
ineq = (x+2<y+2)
simplify(ineq)
```

and get:

```
x + 2 < y + 2
```

How can I get Sage to simplify this inequality to:

```
x < y
```

?

add a comment

2

You can simplify this using

```
solve(ineq,x)
```

Asked: **
2016-03-13 03:27:08 -0600
**

Seen: **281 times**

Last updated: **Mar 19 '16**

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