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

Algebra  Adam, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:35am
5(2x7)<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.

Algebra  Adam, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 12:18pm
ah, typo, sorry.
5(2x7)<8
10x35<8
10x<27
x<2.7

Algebra  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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