# How do you solve #-2d<5#?

##### 2 Answers

Apr 6, 2018

#### Explanation:

You would solve this just like an equation except there is a rule for inequalities that you must keep in mind. Every time you multiply or divide by a negative number, you must reverse the inequality symbol.

Divide both sides by

or

Apr 6, 2018

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

Solving inequalities is similar to solving equations. However, there are a couple rules about the direction of the inequality you have to pay attention to:

- If you multiply/divide by a negative number, you must change the direction of the inequality (like
#<# to#># ) - If you swap the left and right hand sides of the inequality, you must change the direction of the inequality

Keeping that in mind, let's solve this problem.

- We know that
#5/-2# is simply#-5/2# - Notice that you are dividing by a negative number, so we need to change the direction of the sign to
#># rather than#<# :

#d > -5/2#

Hope this helps!