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**Solve Compound Inequalities**

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Warm-Up Solve the inequality. 1. 8 > x + 10 ANSWER all real numbers less than –2 6 2x – 4 2. ANSWER all real numbers greater than or equal to 5 3. You estimate you can read at least 8 history text pages per day. What are the possible numbers of day it will take you to read at most 118 pages? ANSWER at most 15 days

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Example 1 Translate the verbal phrase into an inequality. Then graph the inequality. a. All real numbers that are greater than –2 and less than 3 Inequality: –2 < x < 3 Graph: b. All real numbers that are less than 0 or greater than or equal to 2 Inequality: x < 0 or x 2 Graph:

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Guided Practice Translate the verbal phrase into an inequality. Then graph the inequality. All real numbers that are less than –1 or greater than or equal to 4 1. Inequality: x < –1 or x 4 2. All real numbers that are greater than or equal To –3 and less than 5 Inequality: x –3 and x < 5 = –3 x < 5

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Example 2 CAMERA CARS A crane sits on top of a camera car and faces toward the front. The crane’s maximum height and minimum height above the ground are shown. Write and graph a compound inequality that describes the possible heights of the crane.

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Example 2 SOLUTION Let h represent the height (in feet) of the crane. All possible heights are greater than or equal to 4 feet and less than or equal to 18 feet. So, the inequality is 4 h 18.

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Guided Practice Investing An investor buys shares of a stock and will sell them if the change c in value from the purchase price of a share is less than –$3.00 or greater than $4.50. Write and graph a compound inequality that describes the changes in value for which the shares will be sold. 3. c < –3 or c > 4.5 ANSWER

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**Solve 2 < x + 5 < 9. Graph your solution.**

Example 3 Solve 2 < x + 5 < 9. Graph your solution. SOLUTION Separate the compound inequality into two inequalities. Then solve each inequality separately. 2 < x + 5 x + 5 < 9 and Write two inequalities. 2 – 5 < x + 5 – 5 x + 5 – 5 < 9 – 5 and Subtract 5 from each side. –3 < x x < 4 and Simplify. The compound inequality can be written as –3 < x < 4.

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Example 3 ANSWER The solutions are all real numbers greater than –3 and less than 4. Graph:

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**Solve the inequality. Graph your solution. –7 < x – 5 < 4 4.**

Guided Practice Solve the inequality. Graph your solution. –7 < x – 5 < 4 4. –2 < x < 9 ANSWER – – – 9 Graph: 10 2y + 4 24 5. 3 y 10 ANSWER Graph: 3 –7 < –z – 1 < 3 6. –4 < z < 6 ANSWER

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**Solve –5 –x – 3 2. Graph your solution.**

Example 4 Solve –5 –x – 3 2. Graph your solution. –5 –x – 3 2 Write original inequality. –5 + 3 –x – 2 + 3 Add 3 to each expression. –2 –x 5 Simplify. –1(–2) –1(–x) –1(5) Multiply each expression by –1 and reverse both inequality symbols. 2 x –5 Simplify. –5 x 2 Rewrite in the form a x b.

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Example 4 ANSWER The solutions are all real numbers greater than or equal to –5 and less than or equal to 2.

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Guided Practice Solve the inequality. Graph your solution. 7. –14 < x – 8 < –1 –6 < x < 7 ANSWER 8. –1 –5t + 2 4 – t 2 5 3 ANSWER

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**Solve 2x + 3 < 9 or 3x – 6 > 12. Graph your solution.**

Example 5 Solve 2x + 3 < 9 or 3x – 6 > 12. Graph your solution. SOLUTION Solve the two inequalities separately. 2x + 3 < 9 or 3x – 6 > 12 Write original inequality. 2x + 3 – 3 < 9 – 3 or 3x – > Addition or Subtraction property of inequality 2x < 6 or 3x > 18 Simplify.

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**The solutions are all real numbers less than 3 or greater than 6.**

Example 5 2x 2 6 < or 3x 3 18 > Division property of inequality x < 3 or x > 6 Simplify. ANSWER The solutions are all real numbers less than 3 or greater than 6.

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Guided Practice Solve the inequality. Graph your solution. h + 1< – 5 or 2h – 5 > 7 h < –2 or h > 6 ANSWER c + 1 –3 or 5c – 3 > 17 c –1 or c > 4 ANSWER

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Example 6 Astronomy The Mars Exploration Rovers Opportunity and Spirit are robots that were sent to Mars in 2003 in order to gather geological data about the planet. The temperature at the landing sites of the robots can range from 100°C to 0°C. • Write a compound inequality that describes the possible temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) at a landing site. • Solve the inequality. Then graph your solution. • Identify three possible temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) at a landing site.

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**Celsius. Use the formula 5 9 C = (F – 32).**

Example 6 SOLUTION Let F represent the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, and let C represent the temperature in degrees Celsius. Use the formula 5 9 C = (F – 32). STEP 1 Write a compound inequality. Because the temperature at a landing site ranges from –100°C to 0°C, the lowest possible temperature is –100°C, and the highest possible temperature is 0°C. –100 C 0 Write inequality using C. (F – 32) –100 0 5 9 Substitute (F – 32) for C. 9 5

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**Solve the inequality. Then graph your solution.**

Example 6 STEP 2 Solve the inequality. Then graph your solution. (F – 32) –100 0 5 9 Write inequality from Step 1. Multiply each expression by 5 9 –180 (F – 32 ) 0 –148 F 32 Add 32 to each expression.

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Example 6 STEP 3 Identify three possible temperatures. The temperature at a landing site is greater than or equal to –148°F and less than or equal to 32°F. Three possible temperatures are –115°F, 15°F, and 32°F.

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Guided Practice Mars has a maximum temperature of 27°C at the equator and a minimum temperature of –133°C at the winter pole. 11. • Write and solve a compound inequality that describes the possible temperatures (in degree Fahrenheit) on Mars. ANSWER –133 ≤ (F– 32) ≤ 27; 207.4 ≤ F ≤ 80.6 5 9 • Graph your solution. Then identify three possible temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit) on Mars. ANSWER Sample answer: 100°F, 0°F, 25°F

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Lesson Quiz 1. Solve x + 4 < 7 or 2x – 5 > 3. Graph your solution. ANSWER all real numbers less than 3 or greater than 4 2. Solve 3x + 2 > –7 and 4x – 1 < –5. Graph your solution. ANSWER all real numbers greater than –3 and less than –1

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Lesson Quiz The smallest praying mantis is 0.4 inch in length. The largest is 6 inches. Write and graph a compound inequality that describes the possible lengths L of a praying mantis. 3. ANSWER L 6 < –

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