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1 Interval Notation

2 Interval Notation- Uses inequalities to describe subsets of real numbers.
Example: This is an example of a Bounded Interval That is because x is in the middle or bound by the numbers on the end -2 ≤ x < 6

3 We will use brackets and parenthesis to represent the numbers that x can be
Since x can be equal to -2 we use a bracket: [ This means that x starts at -2 and can be equal to it -2 ≤ x < 6 [-2

4 -2 ≤ x < 6 [-2 , 6) Since x cannot be 6, we’ll use a parenthesis )
This means that x is less than 6 and cannot equal it -2 ≤ x < 6 [-2 , 6)

5 Let’s look at it from the answer!

6 (-5, 9] = -5 9 < x ≤ -5 is the starting point on the left
Write an inequality to represent the following interval notation: (-5, 9] = -5 9 < x -5 is the starting point on the left Parenthesis mean not equal 9 is the end point on the right Bracket means it is equal to

7 x ≤ 6 ∞ Unbounded Interval
Example: Write the following in interval notation: In this case the x is not in the middle of two numbers That means it’s not “bound” There are a infinite amount of numbers that are less than 6, so we’re going to have to use the infinity sign x ≤ 6

8 x ≤ 6 (-∞ , 6] Since x is smaller than 6, the 6 is the right bound
Use a bracket since it can be equal to The other side has an infinite number of solutions, so we’ll use the infinity sign Since it goes on forever in a negative direction, ∞ has to be negative Since you can’t equal infinity, use a parenthesis (-∞ , 6]

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