## Algebra 1

x $\lt$ 2
7x + 2 $\lt$ 16 Subtract 2 from both sides to get 7x by itself: 7x + 2 - 2 $\lt$ 16 - 2 7x $\lt$ 14 Now, divide both sides by 7 to get x by itself: 7x $\div$ 7 $\lt$ 14 $\div$ 7 x $\lt$ 2