Plotting inequalities. To plot an inequality, such as x>3, on a number line, first draw a circle over the number (e.g., 3). Then if the sign includes equal to (≥ or ≤), fill in the circle. If the sign does not include equal to (> or <), leave the circle unfilled in.

**Just follow these steps.**

- Find the number on the other side of the inequality sign from the variable (like the 4 in x > 4).
- Sketch a number line and draw an open circle around that number.
- Fill in the circle if and only if the variable can also equal that number.
- Shade all numbers the variable can be.

Additionally, what does ≥ mean? < Less Than and > Greater Than This symbol > **means** greater than, for example 4 > 2. ≤ **≥** These symbols **mean** ‘less than or equal to’ and ‘greater than or equal to’ and are commonly used in algebra. ≪ ≫ These symbols are less common and **mean** much less than, or much greater than.

Similarly, you may ask, how do you graph equations and inequalities?

**How to Graph a Linear Inequality**

- Rearrange the equation so “y” is on the left and everything else on the right.
- Plot the “y=” line (make it a solid line for y≤ or y≥, and a dashed line for y< or y>)
- Shade above the line for a “greater than” (y> or y≥) or below the line for a “less than” (y< or y≤).

How do you solve system of equations?

**Follow the steps to solve the problem.**

- Step 1: Multiply the entire first equation by 2.
- Step 2: Rewrite the system of equations, replacing the first equation with the new equation.
- Step 3: Add the equations.
- Step 4: Solve for x.
- Step 5: Find the y-value by substituting in 3 for x in either equation.

### What is an inequality in a number line?

Graph Inequality on Number Line Graphing an inequality on a number line, is very similar to graphing a number. Now an inequality uses a greater than, less than symbol, and all that we have to do to graph an inequality is find the the number, ‘3’ in this case and color in everything above or below it.

### How do you write an inequality?

Word Problem Solving Strategies Read through the entire problem. Highlight the important information and key words that you need to solve the problem. Identify your variables. Write the equation or inequality. Solve. Write your answer in a complete sentence. Check or justify your answer.

### What does it mean to isolate the variable?

In order to solve the equation, you isolate the variable. Isolating the variable means rewriting an equivalent equation in which the variable is on one side of the equation and everything else is on the other side of the equation.

### How do you graph?

To graph a linear equation, we can use the slope and y-intercept. Locate the y-intercept on the graph and plot the point. From this point, use the slope to find a second point and plot it. Draw the line that connects the two points.

### Is zero a positive integer?

An integer is a whole number that can be either greater than 0, called positive, or less than 0, called negative. Zero is neither positive nor negative. Two integers that are the same distance from the origin in opposite directions are called opposites.

### What is a graph of a number?

Graphing on a Number Line. Integers and real numbers can be represented on a number line. The point on this line associated with each number is called the graph of the number. Notice that number lines are spaced equally, or proportionately (see Figure 1).

### What is inequality in math?

An inequality says that two values are not equal. a ≠ b says that a is not equal to b. There are other special symbols that show in what way things are not equal. a < b says that a is less than b. a > b says that a is greater than b.

### How do you graph parabolas?

To graph a parabola, use the coefficient a and coefficient b values from your parabolic equation in the formula x = -b ÷ 2a to solve for x, which is the first coordinate of the vertex. Next, plug x back into your equation to solve for y, which is the second coordinate of the vertex.

### How do you shade a parabola inequality?

If the inequality symbol is ≤ or ≥ , then the region includes the parabola, so it should be graphed with a solid line. Otherwise, if the inequality symbol is < or > , the parabola should be drawn with a dotted line to indicate that the region does not include its boundary. Example: Graph the quadratic inequality.