# How do you solve #3x + 2\leq 5x + 12#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 17, 2017

#### Explanation:

First, we need to put the "like terms" on a side of the equation. This means that all the stuff with "x"s on them go on one side, and all the numbers go on the other.

The original inequality was:

Let's put all the "x" numbers on the left and numbers on the right:

Now this is the tricky part. We have to divide both sides by -2 to get the final answer; however, when you divide by a **NEGATIVE SIGN** in an **inequality**, **the sign becomes the OPPOSITE**. The opposite sign of

So now answer is this: