# 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