# How do you solve 5x < -4?

Nov 20, 2016

$x < - \frac{4}{5}$

#### Explanation:

What are you trying to do to solve this inequality?

In the end, when solving any inequality or equation, the goal is to isolate the variable.

So, when isolating a variable, you have to perform the opposite math function.

In this inequality, $5$ is being multiplied by $x$

The opposite function of multiplication is division

So, to isolate $x$, divide both sides of the inequality by $5$

$x < - \frac{4}{5}$