MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# Write the word sentence as an inequality. then solve the inequality. five more than a number x is less than 17.

Accepted Solution

A:

Let’s start with “five more than a number x.” This translates to:

x + 5

This is “less than” 17, so we insert the corresponding symbol and add 17 to the right side of the equation:

x + 5 < 17

This is the translation of the inequality. Now we have to solve it. To do so, simply subtract 5 from both sides of he equation:

x + 5 ( – 5 ) < 17 ( – 5 )

x < 12

This is the solution to the translated inequality.

I hope this helps!

x + 5

This is “less than” 17, so we insert the corresponding symbol and add 17 to the right side of the equation:

x + 5 < 17

This is the translation of the inequality. Now we have to solve it. To do so, simply subtract 5 from both sides of he equation:

x + 5 ( – 5 ) < 17 ( – 5 )

x < 12

This is the solution to the translated inequality.

I hope this helps!