How do you solve #2n - 5 < n + 2#?

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, add #color(red)(5)# and subtract #color(blue)(n)# from each side of the inequality to solve for #n# while keeping the inequality balanced:

#2n - 5 + color(red)(5) - color(blue)(n) < n + 2 + color(red)(5) - color(blue)(n)#

#2n - color(blue)(n) - 5 + color(red)(5) < n - color(blue)(n) + 2 + color(red)(5))#

#n - 0 < 0 + 7#

#n < 7#