9 (2x+5)>9
Treat the inequality like an equal sign until you divide or multiply by a negative. Order of operations requires you to first distribute the 9 that's on the left. Your result is 18x+45>9
You still want to isolate (x) so the next step would be to subtract 45 from both sides. Your result is 18x>-36
The last step is to divide both sides by (18) because that's the only thing blocking (x) from being alone on the left side. Your result is x>-2