# SOLUTION: 8x-(x-5)is greater than x plus 17 i dont have the slightest clue how to solve this problem.

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 Question 25338: 8x-(x-5)is greater than x plus 17 i dont have the slightest clue how to solve this problem. Answer by longjonsilver(2297)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!8x-(x-5) > x+17 means fully... 8x-1*(x-5) > x+17... the 1* is the important bit to know about. Why don't we write it? because we know it is there by not writing it! :-) and then -1*x is -1x or just -x and also -1*-5 is +5 so we have 8x-x+5 > x+17 or 7x+5 > x+17 so 6x+5 > 17 then 6x > 12 finally x > 12/6 giving x > 2 jon.