- 1)
- Solve 2x - 5 < 12
- Solution:
- 2x - 5 < 12

(2x - 5) + 5 < 12 + 5

2x < 17

(1/2)2x < (1/2)17

x < 17/2

- 2)
- Solve 13 - 3x 10
- Solution:
- 13 - 3x 10

-3x 10 - 13

-3x -3

(-1/3)(-3x) (-1/3)(-3) (Recall - rule 5)

x 1

- 3)
- Solve 14(x-2) 132 - 281x
- Solution:
- 14(x-2) 132 - 281x

14x - 28 132 - 281x

14x 160 - 281x

295x 160

x 160/295

x 32/59