17.2 Solving Linear Inequalities

  • Linear Inequalities • Inequalities with Three Members • Solving an Inequality with a Calculator

Using the properties and definitions discussed in Section 17.1, we can now proceed to solve inequalities. In this section, we solve linear inequalities in one variable. Similar to linear functions as defined in Chapter 5, a linear inequality is one in which each term contains only one variable and the exponent of each variable is 1. We will consider linear inequalities in two variables in Section 17.5.

The procedure for solving a linear inequality in one variable is similar to what we used in solving basic equations in Chapter 1. We solve the inequality by isolating the variable, and to do this we perform the same ...

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