Solving and Graphing Inequalities Joined by And or Or

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New York State Common Core Math Algebra I, Module 1, Lesson 16

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Lesson 16 Student Outcomes

  • Students solve two inequalities joined by “and” or “or,” then graph the solution set on the number line.
  • “And” and “Or” Statements

Recall that for a statement separated by “and” to be true BOTH statements must be true.
If it is separated by “or,” at least one statement must be true.

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  1. Solve each compound inequality for x and graph the solution on a number line.
    a. 9 + 2x < 17 and 7 - 4x < -9
    b. 6 ≤ x/2 ≤ 11
  2. a. Give an example of a compound inequality separated by “or” that has a solution of all real number.
    b. Take the example from (a) and change the “or” to an “and.” Explain why the solution set is no longer all real numbers. Use a graph on a number line as part of your explanation.

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