How do you solve 5x < -4?

1 Answer
Nov 20, 2016

Answer:

#x<-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<-4/5#