# 6.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities

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6.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities

Graphing Linear Equations
A linear equation can be written in either slope-intercept form Or in standard form To graph we find the y-intercept then apply the slope

Graphing Inequalities
Inequalities are graphed by figuring where the solution starts and using an arrow to indicate the solution region

Linear Inequalities Equations
The solutions to a linear equation are the ordered pairs (x,y) which make the equation… TRUE The point ( 1, 2) is a solution to the equation Inequalities So The solutions to a linear inequality are the ordered pairs (x,y) which make the inequality… TRUE

Solutions to Linear Inequalities
Which ordered pairs make the inequality true? (0, 1) (1, 0) (10, -9) (-9, 10) In fact all of the points on the line make the inequality true. But what about points like… (3, 4), (0, 5) (-5, 8) (8, 9) (7, -4)

Solutions to Linear Inequalities (cont.)
We can replace the points that form the boundary line with a line And we can replace all of the points in the region above the line with a shaded region The graph of the line with a shaded region represents the graphical solution to the linear inequality above.

Graphing < or > Inequalities
If we have an inequality with a > or < symbol we have to adjust the graph Just like on the number line if we want to indicate that the solution gets as close as possible but does not include a point we use an open circle Since we are using a line instead of a point to represent the boundary we use a dotted line The shaded region remains the same

Which Side to Shade? Graph the line which represents the boundary of the inequality Pick a test point to insert into the equation (usually the origin (0,0) if it is not on the line) If the point makes the inequality TRUE shade the side which includes the point If the points makes the inequality FALSE then shade the side that does not include the point In this case Is true so shade the side with the test point

Graph the Linear Inequalities
Pick (0, 0) as the test point

Graph the Linear Inequalities

Graph the Linear Inequalities

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