# What is the solution to the inequality #5x + 8 > –12#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 12, 2015

#### Explanation:

Given an inequality, the inequality remains valid (including orientation of the inequality sign) following:

- addition or subtraction of any equal amount to/from both sides
- multiplication or division by any equal amount
**greater than zero**on both sides.

Therefore, given

we can subtract

and then we can divide both sides by