# How do you express "3y plus 5 is at least 5x minus 12" in mathematical symbols?

Nov 3, 2016

$3 y + 5 \ge 5 x - 12$

#### Explanation:

"3y plus 5": Plus is the same as $+$ so this can be written as:

$3 y + 5$

"5x minus 12": Minus is the same as $-$ so this can be written as:

$5 x - 12$

"is at least" This means it as equal to or greater than so this can be written as:

$\ge$

Putting these all together gives:

$3 y + 5 \ge 5 x - 12$