How do you write an inequality and solve given "eight times a number minus twenty seven is no more than the negative of that number plus eighteen"?
Answer is 5 and all numbers less than that.
This is just mostly interpretation, so to do this, we know 8 times a number is 8x, therefore it's 8x.
Minus twenty-seven is subtracting 27, so
"No more than" means nothing more, but it can be less so
Negative of that number means
Plus 18 means...plus 18? So you can do
To solve this, you can add 27 on both sides and also add x to both sides to get:
Then divide both sides by 9 to get