How do you solve the inequality 7 + 2c - 16 < -9?

Feb 5, 2016

$c < 0$

Explanation:

$7 + 2 c - 16 < - 9$

Subtract $7$ from both sides.

$2 c - 16 < - 9 - 7$

Simplify.

$2 c - 16 < - 16$

Add $16$ to both sides.

$2 c < - 16 + 16$

Simplify.

$2 c < 0$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$c < \frac{0}{2}$

Simplify.

$c < 0$