# How do you solve 0.6x < - 24?

Jan 2, 2017

To solve this divide each side of the inequality by $\textcolor{red}{0.6}$

#### Explanation:

Divide each side of the inequality by $\textcolor{red}{0.6}$ to solve for $x$ while keeping the inequality balanced:

$0.6 x < - 24$

$\frac{0.6 x}{\textcolor{red}{0.6}} < - \frac{24}{\textcolor{red}{0.6}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{0.6}}} x}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{0.6}}} < - \frac{24}{\textcolor{red}{0.6}}$

$x < - \frac{24}{0.6}$

$x < - 40$