# How do you solve the inequality 3+2x> -5?

Jan 25, 2017

$x > - 4$

#### Explanation:

Isolate 2x on the left side of the inequality by subtracting 3 from both sides.

$\cancel{3} \cancel{- 3} + 2 x > - 5 - 3$

$\Rightarrow 2 x > - 8$

To solve for x, divide both sides by 2

$\frac{\cancel{2} x}{\cancel{2}} > \frac{- 8}{2}$

$\Rightarrow x > - 4 \text{ is the solution}$