# How do you write an inequality and solve given "the sum of a number and -4 is at least 8"?

Jan 17, 2017

$\left(x - 4\right) \ge 8$

#### Explanation:

Let x be the number.

We are told that the the sum of $x$ and $- 4$ is at least $8$. Hence this sum is greater or equal to $8$

This is written: $\left(x - 4\right) \ge 8$

Hence $x \ge 12$