How do you solve 2x + 7> 17?

Jul 6, 2016

$x > 5$

Explanation:

We will solve the equation similar to a standard linear equation. We will need to make $x$ the subject so...

$2 x + 7 > 17$

subtract $7$ from both sides leaving the greater than sign the same way.

$2 x > 10$

Divide both sides by $2$, since the $2$ is positive you do not change the sign, however if you divide by a negative you must change the sign around. So in this case leave the greater than sign.

$x > 5$