# How do you solve 12 – 2x <16 ?

Oct 17, 2016

$x < - 2$

#### Explanation:

$12 - 2 x < 16$
Subtract 12 from both sides:
$12 - 2 x - 12 < 16 - 12$
Which gives the following:
$- 2 x < 4$
Now divide both side by -2:
$- 2 \frac{x}{-} 2 < \frac{4}{-} 2$
Which gives the following:
$x < - 2$