# How do you solve # –5x – 7 < 28#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 13, 2015

Get rid of the constant first, then the coefficient.

#### Explanation:

Let's look at the equation.

We want to solve this inequality step by step.

First, get rid of the constant. In this case, it would be the

Looks a lot easier now! We just multiply both sides by

There's a catch, though. When you multiply both sides of an inequality by a negative coefficient, you have to flip the inequality. So,

becomes,

which is the answer.