Posted by **JoAnn** on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:28am.

1. Solve for x. Collect xs on the LEFT side. The solution should be presented with x first, the correct inequality symbol, then the number.

5(2x – 7) < -8

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**Adam**, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:35am
5(2x-7)<-8

10x -25< -8

10x< 17

x<(17/10)

x<1.7

I think you only change the sign when you move a negative by multiplication or division, so I think the sign is correct.

You might want to reference your book though.

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**Adam**, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 12:18pm
ah, typo, sorry.

5(2x-7)<-8

10x-35<-8

10x<27

x<2.7

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**JoAnn**, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 3:25pm
Thanks for your response Adam and Quidditch. You've been a great help!

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