# Inequalities but `x` is on the right

`5<\x`

Is a solution but it is expected that you put `x` on the LEFT.

When you do this flip the inequality

`5<\x`

`=\x>5`

There are two ways to be certain:

### Method 1

We learnt that > or < could be thought of as an arrow head `rarr` or `larr` and always points to the smaller value.

So:

`5<\x`

Is

*`5larrx`*

This means that `x` points to the smaller amount.

Turn it around and it still has to point to the smaller amount.

`5<\x`

*`5larrx`*

* `xrarr5`*

`x>5`

### Method 2

`5<\x`

If you want to put `x` on the left always check with a figure you know.

`5<6`

This says 5 is less than 6.

Turn it around and the sign

`6>5`

Therefore

`5<\x`

Is the same as

`x>5`