# How do you solve the inequality 5x - 8<17?

Dec 1, 2015

$x < 5$

#### Explanation:

$5 x - 8 < 17$

$5 x < 17 + 8$ , moving 8 to the right side which also changes its sign.

$5 x < 25$

$x < \frac{25}{5}$

$x < 5$