# How do you solve -2x<7?

Oct 31, 2015

$x$ > $- \frac{7}{2}$

#### Explanation:

We want to get $x$ alone in this inequality. To do this, we divide each side by -2 (but remember, when you divide or multiply by a negative number in an inequality, you switch the sign)

$- 2 x$ < $7$ (divide each side by -2)

Divide each side by $- 2$ and switch the inequality sign:

$x$ > $- \frac{7}{2}$