 # Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

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Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Objective: Graph all of the solutions to a linear inequality NCSCOS: 1.02, 3.03, 4.01

Steps to Remember Rewrite the inequality so that it is in slope-intercept form y = mx + b Plot the y-intercept (b) Use the slope (m) to find other points on the line. Draw the line Solid if <= or >= Dotted if < or > Shade above or below the line Above if > or >= Below if < or <=

Example 1 Graph y > 2x -5 The equation is already in slope-intercept form. Start by plotting the y-intercept (b = -5)

Example 1 (cont) Graph y > 2x -5
Now use the slope to find other points on the line

Example 1 (cont) Graph y > 2x -5
Draw a dotted or solid line through the coordinates. This line will be dotted since the inequality is >

Example 1 (cont) Graph y > 2x -5
Shade above the line to show all of the coordinates that are solutions.

Example 2 Graph 2x - 5y >=15 First, solve for y …
-5y >= -2x + 15 y <= 2/5 x – 3 Now go through the steps of graphing.

Example 2 Graph 2x - 5y >=15 y <= 2/5 x – 3 Plot the y-intercept

Example 2 Graph 2x - 5y >15 y <= 2/5 x – 3
Use the slope to find other points

Example 2 Graph 2x - 5y >15 y <= 2/5 x – 3
Draw a solid line through the points.

Example 2 Graph 2x - 5y >15 y <= 2/5 x – 3 Shade below the line

Special Example Graph x > 5
Remember the graph will be a vertical line.

Special Example Graph y< -2
Remember the graph will be a horizontal line.