# How do you solve (9z+5)/4+18<26 and graph the solution on a number line?

Mar 27, 2018

We do the exact work as if the $<$ was an equals sign:

$\frac{9 x + 5}{4} + 18 < 26$

$\frac{9 x + 5}{4} < 8$

$9 x + 5 < 32$

$9 x < 27$

$x < 3$

This can be plotted on a number line as an open circle at 3 and an arrow going below that value.