–3x – 5 ≤ –20

-3x - 5 ≤ -20 Given

-3x - 5 + 5 ≤ -20 + 5 Add 5 to each side

-3x ≤ -15 Simplify

-3x/(-3) ≥ -15/(-3) Divide by -3 (Always reverse direction of inequality when dividing by a negative)

x ≥ 5 Simplify

–3x – 5 ≤ –20

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-3x - 5 ≤ -20 Given

-3x - 5 + 5 ≤ -20 + 5 Add 5 to each side

-3x ≤ -15 Simplify

-3x/(-3) ≥ -15/(-3) Divide by -3 (Always reverse direction of inequality when dividing by a negative)

x ≥ 5 Simplify

Solve inequalities very similarly to how you solve equations

-3x - 5 ≤ -20 +5 to both sides

-3x ≤ -15 ÷-3 to both sides (note that when dividing or multiplying both sides of an inequality by a negative number, you must flip the inequality sign)

**x ≥ 5**