# How do you write the inequality and solve given "two thirds of a number plus 5 is greater than 12"?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

The inequality is:

The solution is:

#### Explanation:

First, let's call the number we are going to solve for

Then two thirds of this number can be written as:

Then if we "plus 5" or, in other words, add 5 we get:

Finally, if this is "greater than 12" we can finalize the inequality by writing:

Now, to solve this we first subtract

Then, we multiply each side of the inequality by