# How do you solve the inequality #7a-5<9#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 28, 2016

a < 2

#### Explanation:

isolate the 7a term by moving -5 over to the right of the inequality.

add 5 to both sides : 7a - 5 + 5 < 9 +5

hence 7a < 14

now divide both sides by 7

#rArr( cancel(7)a)/cancel(7) < 14/7 rArr a < 2#