# How do you solve -5p + 16> 11?

Mar 9, 2018

$p < 1$

#### Explanation:

$- 5 p + 16 > 11$

Start by subtracting $16$ from both sides

$- 5 p \cancel{+ 16} \cancel{- 16} > 11 - 16$

$- 5 p > - 5$

Then, divide both sides by $- 5$

$\frac{\cancel{- 5 p}}{\cancel{- 5}} > \frac{- 5}{-} 5$

$p < 1$

Note: When you are solving an inequality, you must change the sign if you divide both sides by a negative number.