# How do you solve the inequality 8a+2-10a ≤ 20?

Nov 27, 2015

$a \ge - 9$

#### Explanation:

$8 a + 2 - 10 a \le 20$

Subtract $2$ from both sides.

$8 a - 10 a \le 20 - 2$

Simplify.

$- 2 a \le 18$

Divide both sides by $- 2$. This will reverse the inequality.

$a \ge \frac{18}{- 2}$

$a \ge - 9$