## alli14344 solve please :)?? 8x - 5 ≥ 27 thankyou!!! one year ago one year ago

1. JuanitaM

you must get the x on the side by itself. so how do you do that?

2. alli14344

um you distribute and multipy? :)

3. texaschic101

Inequalities are solved basically like equations. One rule with inequalities is that if you divide by a negative, it changes the sign. However, you won't come across that in this problem.

4. JuanitaM

no need for distribution - there are no parenthesis

5. JuanitaM

let's draw this out....

6. alli14344

ok :)

7. JuanitaM

|dw:1359409828208:dw| your goal is to get x on one side of the inequality by itself. so what do we do first?

8. alli14344

so we will add 5 on both sides

9. JuanitaM

absolutely....

10. JuanitaM

|dw:1359410048780:dw| NExt...

11. alli14344

so then we get 8x/8 :)

12. texaschic101

you have to divide the other side by 8 also

13. JuanitaM

|dw:1359410102653:dw| yes you are correct ...divide both sides by 8

14. alli14344

so it would be 8x ≥ 32

15. JuanitaM

Got it!!! Next time, you draw LOL... Good job

16. JuanitaM

yes, and then divide to isolate x

17. texaschic101

good job explaining JuanitaM......you did good also alli...I knew you could do it...Way to go !!!

18. alli14344

haha ok so the answer is ≥ 4

19. JuanitaM

Yes it is, well don't forget the "x". Hint - if you divide or multiply by negative number the sign changes (flips)

20. alli14344

oh ok lol thankyou so much you really helped :)