How do you solve p/5<8?

1 Answer
May 12, 2015

Given $\frac{p}{5} < 8$, multiply both sides by 5 to get $p < 40$.

In general, you can perform any of the following operations on an inequality and retain its truth:

(1) Add or subtract the same value from both sides.
(2) Multiply or divide both sides by a positive number.
(3) Multiply or divide both sides by a negative number and reverse the inequality.