Compound Inequality Example 1

Here is an example of how to solve and graph a compound inequality.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. Solve for the variable in the middle of the inequalities
2. Be careful to reverse inequality signs if you multiply or divide by a negative number
3. Look at the final graph and determine if it’s an “and” statement or “or” statement; and statements will have a bar graph and or statements have graphs that go in opposite directions



Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations