# How do you solve and graph k/5<=-17 ?

Jul 21, 2018

$k \le - 85$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{k}{5} \le - 17$

To solve this, multiply both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{5}$:
$\frac{k}{5} \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 5} \le - 17 \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 5}$

$k \le - 85$

This can be said as "$k$ is less than or equal to $- 85$."

Here is a graph of it on a number line:

(mathwarehouse.com)

The closed circle on $- 85$ means that $- 85$ is one of the solutions (and anything less than it).

Hope this helps!