# How do you rewrite the inequality abs(x+8)<5 as a compound inequality?

{(x + 8 < 5,color(white)("xxxx")"for", x >=-8), (x+8 > 5,color(white)("xxxx")"for",x <-8) :}
$x + 8 > 5 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{xxx")rarrcolor(white)("xxx}} x > - 3$
which combined with $x < - 8$ has no solutions.