## Solving Inequalities

Sometimes we need to solve Inequalities like these:

Our aim is to have x (or whatever the variable is) on its own on the left of the inequality sign:

We call that "solved".

## Example: x + 2 > 12

Subtract 2 from both sides:

x + 2 − 2 > 12 − 2

x > 10

## How to Solve

Solving inequalities is very like solving equations , we do most of the same things ...

... but we must also pay attention to the direction of the inequality .

Some things can change the direction !

< becomes >

> becomes <

≤ becomes ≥

≥ becomes ≤

## Safe Things To Do

These things do not affect the direction of the inequality:

• Add (or subtract) a number from both sides
• Multiply (or divide) both sides by a positive number
• Simplify a side

## Example: 3x < 7+3

We can simplify 7+3 without affecting the inequality:

But these things do change the direction of the inequality ("<" becomes ">" for example):

• Multiply (or divide) both sides by a negative number
• Swapping left and right hand sides

## Example: 2y+7 < 12

When we swap the left and right hand sides, we must also change the direction of the inequality :

12 > 2y+7

Here are the details:

## Adding or Subtracting a Value

We can often solve inequalities by adding (or subtracting) a number from both sides (just as in Introduction to Algebra ), like this:

## Example: x + 3 < 7

If we subtract 3 from both sides, we get:

x + 3 − 3 < 7 − 3

And that is our solution: x < 4

In other words, x can be any value less than 4.

## What did we do?

And that works well for adding and subtracting , because if we add (or subtract) the same amount from both sides, it does not affect the inequality

Example: Alex has more coins than Billy. If both Alex and Billy get three more coins each, Alex will still have more coins than Billy.

## What If I Solve It, But "x" Is On The Right?

No matter, just swap sides, but reverse the sign so it still "points at" the correct value!

## Example: 12 < x + 5

If we subtract 5 from both sides, we get:

12 − 5 < x + 5 − 5

That is a solution!

But it is normal to put "x" on the left hand side ...

... so let us flip sides (and the inequality sign!):

Do you see how the inequality sign still "points at" the smaller value (7) ?

And that is our solution: x > 7

Note: "x" can be on the right, but people usually like to see it on the left hand side.

## Multiplying or Dividing by a Value

Another thing we do is multiply or divide both sides by a value (just as in Algebra - Multiplying ).

But we need to be a bit more careful (as you will see).

## Positive Values

Everything is fine if we want to multiply or divide by a positive number :

## Example: 3y < 15

If we divide both sides by 3 we get:

3y /3 < 15 /3

And that is our solution: y < 5

## Negative Values

Well, just look at the number line!

For example, from 3 to 7 is an increase , but from −3 to −7 is a decrease.

See how the inequality sign reverses (from < to >) ?

Let us try an example:

## Example: −2y < −8

Let us divide both sides by −2 ... and reverse the inequality !

−2y < −8

−2y /−2 > −8 /−2

And that is the correct solution: y > 4

(Note that I reversed the inequality on the same line I divided by the negative number.)

So, just remember:

When multiplying or dividing by a negative number, reverse the inequality

## Multiplying or Dividing by Variables

Here is another (tricky!) example:

## Example: bx < 3b

It seems easy just to divide both sides by b , which gives us:

... but wait ... if b is negative we need to reverse the inequality like this:

But we don't know if b is positive or negative, so we can't answer this one !

To help you understand, imagine replacing b with 1 or −1 in the example of bx < 3b :

• if b is 1 , then the answer is x < 3
• but if b is −1 , then we are solving −x < −3 , and the answer is x > 3

The answer could be x < 3 or x > 3 and we can't choose because we don't know b .

Do not try dividing by a variable to solve an inequality (unless you know the variable is always positive, or always negative).

## A Bigger Example

Example: x−3 2 < −5.

First, let us clear out the "/2" by multiplying both sides by 2.

Because we are multiplying by a positive number, the inequalities will not change.

x−3 2 ×2 < −5  ×2

x−3 < −10

Now add 3 to both sides:

x−3 + 3 < −10 + 3

And that is our solution: x < −7

## Two Inequalities At Once!

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ⓐ −4 < x < 2 −4 < x < 2 ⓑ −5 < x ≤ −2 −5 < x ≤ −2 ⓒ −3.75 ≤ x ≤ 0 −3.75 ≤ x ≤ 0

In the following exercises, solve each inequality, graph the solution on the number line, and write the solution in interval notation.

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ⓐ f − 13 20 < − 5 12 f − 13 20 < − 5 12 ⓑ 9 t ≥ −27 9 t ≥ −27 ⓒ 7 6 j ≥ 42 7 6 j ≥ 42

ⓐ g − 11 12 < − 5 18 g − 11 12 < − 5 18 ⓑ 7 s < −28 7 s < −28 ⓒ 9 4 g ≤ 36 9 4 g ≤ 36

ⓐ −5 u ≥ 65 −5 u ≥ 65 ⓑ a −3 ≤ 9 a −3 ≤ 9

ⓐ −8 v ≤ 96 −8 v ≤ 96 ⓑ b −10 ≥ 30 b −10 ≥ 30

ⓐ −9 c < 126 −9 c < 126 ⓑ −25 < p −5 −25 < p −5

ⓐ −7 d > 105 −7 d > 105 ⓑ −18 > q −6 −18 > q −6

4 v ≥ 9 v − 40 4 v ≥ 9 v − 40

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13 q < 7 q − 29 13 q < 7 q − 29

9 p > 14 p − 18 9 p > 14 p − 18

12 x + 3 ( x + 7 ) > 10 x − 24 12 x + 3 ( x + 7 ) > 10 x − 24

9 y + 5 ( y + 3 ) < 4 y − 35 9 y + 5 ( y + 3 ) < 4 y − 35

6 h − 4 ( h − 1 ) ≤ 7 h − 11 6 h − 4 ( h − 1 ) ≤ 7 h − 11

4 k − ( k − 2 ) ≥ 7 k − 26 4 k − ( k − 2 ) ≥ 7 k − 26

8 m − 2 ( 14 − m ) ≥ ​ 7 ( m − 4 ) + 3 m 8 m − 2 ( 14 − m ) ≥ ​ 7 ( m − 4 ) + 3 m

6 n − 12 ( 3 − n ) ≤ 9 ( n − 4 ) + 9 n 6 n − 12 ( 3 − n ) ≤ 9 ( n − 4 ) + 9 n

3 4 b − 1 3 b < 5 12 b − 1 2 3 4 b − 1 3 b < 5 12 b − 1 2

9 u + 5 ( 2 u − 5 ) ≥ 12 ( u − 1 ) + 7 u 9 u + 5 ( 2 u − 5 ) ≥ 12 ( u − 1 ) + 7 u

2 3 g − 1 2 ( g − 14 ) ≤ 1 6 ( g + 42 ) 2 3 g − 1 2 ( g − 14 ) ≤ 1 6 ( g + 42 )

4 5 h − 2 3 ( h − 9 ) ≥ 1 15 ( 2 h + 90 ) 4 5 h − 2 3 ( h − 9 ) ≥ 1 15 ( 2 h + 90 )

5 6 a − 1 4 a > 7 12 a + 2 3 5 6 a − 1 4 a > 7 12 a + 2 3

12 v + 3 ( 4 v − 1 ) ≤ 19 ( v − 2 ) + 5 v 12 v + 3 ( 4 v − 1 ) ≤ 19 ( v − 2 ) + 5 v

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35 k ≥ −77 35 k ≥ −77

23 p − 2 ( 6 − 5 p ) > 3 ( 11 p − 4 ) 23 p − 2 ( 6 − 5 p ) > 3 ( 11 p − 4 )

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− 21 8 y ≤ − 15 28 − 21 8 y ≤ − 15 28

c + 34 < −99 c + 34 < −99

d + 29 > −61 d + 29 > −61

m 18 ≥ −4 m 18 ≥ −4

n 13 ≤ −6 n 13 ≤ −6

In the following exercises, translate and solve. Then graph the solution on the number line and write the solution in interval notation.

Three more than h is no less than 25.

Six more than k exceeds 25.

Ten less than w is at least 39.

Twelve less than x is no less than 21.

Negative five times r is no more than 95.

Negative two times s is lower than 56.

Nineteen less than b is at most −22 . −22 .

Fifteen less than a is at least −7 . −7 .

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Maximum load on a stage In 2014, a high school stage collapsed in Fullerton, California, when 250 students got on stage for the finale of a musical production. Two dozen students were injured. The stage could support a maximum of 12,750 pounds. If the average weight of a student is assumed to be 140 pounds, what is the maximum number of students who could safely be on the stage?

Maximum weight on a boat In 2004, a water taxi sank in Baltimore harbor and five people drowned. The water taxi had a maximum capacity of 3,500 pounds (25 people with average weight 140 pounds). The average weight of the 25 people on the water taxi when it sank was 168 pounds per person. What should the maximum number of people of this weight have been?

Wedding budget Adele and Walter found the perfect venue for their wedding reception. The cost is $9850 for up to 100 guests, plus$38 for each additional guest. How many guests can attend if Adele and Walter want the total cost to be no more than $12,500? Shower budget Penny is planning a baby shower for her daughter-in-law. The restaurant charges$950 for up to 25 guests, plus $31.95 for each additional guest. How many guests can attend if Penny wants the total cost to be no more than$1,500?

## Writing Exercises

Explain why it is necessary to reverse the inequality when solving −5 x > 10 . −5 x > 10 .

Explain why it is necessary to reverse the inequality when solving n −3 < 12 . n −3 < 12 .

Find your last month’s phone bill and the hourly salary you are paid at your job. Calculate the number of hours of work it would take you to earn at least enough money to pay your phone bill by writing an appropriate inequality and then solving it. Do you feel this is an appropriate number of hours? Is this the appropriate phone plan for you?

Find out how many units you have left, after this term, to achieve your college goal and estimate the number of units you can take each term in college. Calculate the number of terms it will take you to achieve your college goal by writing an appropriate inequality and then solving it. Is this an acceptable number of terms until you meet your goal? What are some ways you could accelerate this process?

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ⓑ After looking at the checklist, do you think you are well-prepared for the next section? Why or why not?

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Are you looking for free math worksheets that will help your students develop and master real-life math skills?  The algebra worksheets below will introduce your students to solving inequalities and graphing inequalities.  As they take a step-by-step approach to solving inequalities, they will also practice other essential algebra skills like using inverse operations to solve equations.

Solving Inequalities Worksheet 1 – Here is a twelve problem worksheet featuring simple one-step inequalities.  Use inverse operations or mental math to solve for x . Solving Inequalities Worksheet 1 RTF Solving Inequalities Worksheet 1 PDF Preview Solving Inequalities Worksheet 1  in Your Browser View Answers

Solving Inequalities Worksheet 2 – Here is a twelve problem worksheet featuring simple one-step inequalities.  Use inverse operations or mental math to solve for x . Solving Inequalities Worksheet 2 RTF Solving Inequalities Worksheet 2 PDF Preview Solving Inequalities Worksheet 2 in Your Browser View Answers

Solving Inequalities Worksheet 3 – Here is a twelve problem worksheet featuring two-step inequalities.  Use inverse operations or mental math to solve for x . Solving Inequalities Worksheet 3 RTF Solving Inequalities Worksheet 3 PDF Preview Solving Inequalities Worksheet 3 in Your Browser View Answers

Solving Inequalities Worksheet 4 – Here is a twelve problem worksheet featuring one-step inequalities.  Use inverse operations or mental math to solve for x . Solving Inequalities Worksheet 4 RTF Solving Inequalities Worksheet 4 PDF Preview Solving Inequalities Worksheet 4 in Your Browser View Answers

Solving Inequalities Worksheet 5 – Here is a twelve problem worksheet featuring two-step inequalities.  Use inverse operations or mental math to solve for x . Solving Inequalities Worksheet 5 RTF Solving Inequalities Worksheet 5 PDF Preview Solving Inequalities Worksheet 5 in Your Browser View Answers

Graphing Inequalities Workheet 1 –  Here is a 15 problem worksheet where students will graph simple inequalities like  “ x < -2″  on a number line. Graphing Inequalities Worksheet 1 RTF Graphing Inequalities 1 PDF View Answers

Graphing Inequalities Workheet  2 –  Here is a 15 problem worksheet where students will graph simple inequalities like  “ x < -2″  and “ -x > 2″  on a number line.  Be careful, you may have to reverse one or two of the inequality symbols to get the correct solution set. Graphing Inequalities 2 RTF Graphing Inequalities 2 PDF View Answers

Graphing Inequalities Workheet  3 –  Here is a 12 problem worksheet where students will both  solve  inequalities and  graph  inequalities on a number line.  This set features one-step addition inequalities such as   “x + 5 > 7”. Graphing Inequalities 3 RTF Graphing Inequalities 3 PDF View Answers

Graphing Inequalities Workheet  4 –  Here is a 12 problem worksheet where students will both  solve  inequalities and  graph  inequalities on a number line.  This set features one-step addition and subtraction inequalities such as   “5 + x > 7”  and  “x – 3″ < 21”. Graphing Inequalities 4 RTF Graphing Inequalities 4 PDF View Answers

Graphing Inequalities Workheet  5 –   Here is a 12 problem worksheet where students will both  solve  inequalities and  graph  inequalities on a number line.  This set features two-step addition inequalities such as   “2x + 5 > 15” . Graphing Inequalities 5 RTF Graphing Inequalities 5 PDF View Answers

Graphing Inequalities Workheet  6 –  Here is a 12 problem worksheet where students will both  solve  inequalities and  graph  inequalities on a number line.  This set features two-step addition and subtraction inequalities such as   “2x + 5 > 15”  and “ 4x -2 = 14. Graphing Inequalities 6 RTF Graphing Inequalities 6 PDF View Answers

## Absolute Value Inequality Worksheets (Single Variable)

Absolute Value Inequality Worksheet 1 –  Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will find the solution set of absolute value inequalities.  These are one-step inequalities with mostly positive integers. Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 1 RTF Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 1 PDF View Answers

Absolute Value Inequality Worksheet 2 –  Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will find the solution set of absolute value inequalities.   These are one-step inequalities where you’ll need to use all of your inverse operations knowledge. Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 2 RTF Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 2 PDF View Answers

Absolute Value Inequality Worksheet 3 –  Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will find the solution set of absolute value inequalities.  These are two-step inequalities where you’ll need to use all of your inverse operations knowledge. Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 3 RTF Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 3 PDF View Answers

Absolute Value Inequality Worksheet 4 –  Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will find the solution set of absolute value inequalities.  These are two-step inequalities that can get quite complicated.  A nice challenge for your higher-level learners. Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 4 RTF Absolute Value Equations Worksheet 4 PDF View Answers

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## Solving Inequalities Worksheets

Inequalities in mathematics demonstrate a relationship between two values when these two values are unequal. These value s can be numbers or algebraic expressions. When practicing with solving inequalities worksheets, students are presented with an engaging and fun way to learn inequalities and solve problems at their own pace. Solving inequalities worksheets can guide students through graphical representations using real-life examples and relatable situations. ...Read More Read Less

## The Benefits of Solving Inequalities Worksheets:

Analyze boundaries :

For situations where exact equality is not achieved, inequalities can help students assess boundary values of the required result. Even though students do not get the precise result, they can identify upper or lower boundaries.

Flexibility in prediction :

This leaves room for flexibility for scenarios where changes might occur, therefore lowering the possibility of error that may have been generated from the prediction of a fixed outcome.

Real world application :

Solving inequalities worksheets can show students how these boundaries and predictions can be implemented in our daily lives through mathematical solving of linear inequalities.

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Choose math worksheets by topic, solving inequalities worksheets explained:.

While solving simple inequalities or linear inequalities in mathematics, there are four possible results for the comparison of the left-hand side (LHS) to the right-hand side (RHS) of an inequality sign:

• Less than (<): LHS is always lesser in value than RHS
• Less than or equal to ( ? ): LHS is lesser or equal in value to RHS
• Greater than (>): LHS is always greater in value than RHS
• Greater than or equal to ( ? ): LHS is greater or equal in value to RHS

Students are provided with real-life examples and can learn to solve inequalities through these worksheets.

Ravi was asked to buy a maximum of 80 chocolates. These chocolates are sold in packets, each of which contains 12 chocolates. Find the number of packets he needs to buy to satisfy the requirement.

Assume that Ravi has to buy x number of packets to meet the requirements. Each packet contains 12 chocolates.

Thus we can write the above problem in the form of linear inequality as:

12 * number of packets < 80

12x < 80

=> 12x/12 < 80/12 (Dividing both sides with 12)

=> x < 20/3

Therefore the number of packets Ravi needs to buy to meet the requirement is 20/3.

Or, x < 6.66 (as 20/3 is equal to 6.66)

Because the number of packets cannot be in a fraction, we must round it up to 6 packets.

This is how a scenario can be represented in the form of inequalities.

Inequalities can be solved by either of the following methods:

• Addition or subtraction of the same number from both sides of the inequality sign without altering the sign
• Multiplication or division of the same non-zero positive number to both sides of the sign. In the case of multiplication or division with a negative number, the inequality sign will be reversed.

## Printable Solving inequalities Worksheets

Solving inequalities worksheets can be downloaded or printed so students can practice with them at their own pace and convenience. The printable worksheets contain varying levels of difficulty,  from simple inequalities to more complex ones, to assist students in understanding this concept.

## What are the solving inequalities worksheets about?

Solving inequalities worksheets are free printable fun and interactive worksheets that contain questions based on inequalities. The worksheets have real-life questions that will help students in connecting inequality with real-life situations.

## What is inequality?

Inequality is the representation of two algebraic expressions which are not equal. We use “<” or “>” signs to represent inequality. Students can find good practice questions in the solving inequalities worksheets.

## How is inequality differ from equations?

The equation is used to represent two algebraic expressions when the are equal but inequality is used to represent two algebraic expressions when the are not equal. For equations we use “=” sign but for inequality we use “<” or “>”.

## What are the methods used in solving inequalities worksheets to solve questions?

The methods used in solving inequalities worksheets for solutions are the graphical method, using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division method, using the two-step method. By using all these methods a stepwise solution is provided for a better understanding of the concept.

## How are the solving inequalities worksheets beneficial for students?

Solving inequalities worksheets have different kinds of questions based on inequality that will improve the accuracy level of the student. It will enhance the knowledge of inequalities and their applications of them. We have stepwise solutions for questions that will improve students’ self-assessment skills and solution writing and reinforce their understanding of the concept. Students will get to know how to solve the same kind of question with different methods. Worksheets have images that will improve the visualization of concepts.

## Solving Inequalities Worksheets

Inequalities come in as a new territory to explore since so far we have always tried to get an answer. In contrary to the general notion of getting one answer, solving inequalities might end up at getting one, more, or no answers at all. Multiple answers mostly come as a range but it should not come as a surprise as all those values hold true for the given inequality.

## Benefits of Worksheet on Solving Inequalities

When you are doing worksheets on solving inequalities, you become fluent with the process. In order to solve an inequality, you need to perform a certain number of arithmetic operations and in the beginning, it might appear as cumbersome. Solving a few questions would make it easier for you to face and solve the question when it actually comes in front of you. It will help you get an edge over the rest of the students.

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## Solution: 2023-15 An inequality for complex polynomials

Let $$p(z), q(z)$$ and $$r(z)$$ be polynomials with complex coefficients in the complex plane. Suppose that $$|p(z)| + |q(z)| \leq |r(z)|$$ for every $$z$$. Show that there exist two complex numbers $$a,b$$ such that $$|a|^2 +|b|^2 =1$$ and $$a p(z) + bq(z) =0$$ for every $$z$$.

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1. Solving Inequalities

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Basic inequalities do not need to be solved since the variable is already by itself. For example, consider the inequalities x>7 and y ≤-3. These inequalities can be though of as solved because the variables are already on their own. These "solved" inequalities are illustrated in Figure 02 below. Figure 02: How to solve inequalities.

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Chuck Towle. The equation y>5 is a linear inequality equation. y=0x + 5. So whatever we put in for x, we get x*0 which always = 0. So for whatever x we use, y always equals 5. The same thing is true for y>5. y > 0x + 5. And again, no matter what x we use, y is always greater than 5.

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25. EY engages young talent to develop AI solutions to solve real-world

Students will be provided access to EY proprietary technologies to help them develop GenAI-based solutions to solve problems across Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Education, Retail, and Media & Entertainment sectors. Mahesh Makhija, Technology Consulting Leader, EY India, said, "As an organization deeply ...