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

1 Answer
Jul 21, 2018

Answer:

#k <= -85#

Explanation:

#k/5 <= -17#

To solve this, multiply both sides by #color(blue)5#:
#k/5 color(blue)(*5) <= -17 color(blue)(*5)#

#k <= -85#

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

Here is a graph of it on a number line:
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(mathwarehouse.com)

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

Hope this helps!