# How do you solve the inequality 2x+5>12?

Feb 24, 2016

$x > \frac{7}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Isolate the x term on the left and move numeric values to the right.

subtract 5 from both sides : 2x + 5 - 5 > 12 - 5

hence : 2x > 7

now divide both sides by 2

$\frac{\cancel{2} x}{\cancel{2}} > \frac{7}{2} \Rightarrow x > \frac{7}{2}$