The answer here is that x > -2. Here is how you arrive at this answer.

All you have to do is to solve this in the same way that you would solve a normal equation -- one that is not an inequality. To do that, you isolate the x term on one side. You should do this by subtracting 5 from both sides. When you do that, you get

-2x < 4

Now you must divide by -2, but you must take care that you do not forget to change the direction of the inequality sign when you do this. Then you will have

x > -2

5-2x < 9

We will solve it the way we solve the equation:

First subtract 5 from both sides:

-2x < 4

Now divide by -2

==> x **>** -2

Notice that we changed the direction of the inequality because we divided by a negative number .

Then x values:

x belongs to the interval (-2, infinity).

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