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Chapter 2: Lining Up Linear Equations 19 Solve the inequality 4(x – 3) – 2 ≥ 3(2x + 1) + 7 for x. Distributing, you get: 4x – 12 – 2 ≥ 6x + 3 + 7. Simplifying: 4x – 14 ≥ 6x + 10. Now subtract 6x and add 14: –2x ≥ 24. Divide each side by –2, reversing the sense: x ≤ –12. Introducing interval notation Much of higher mathematics uses interval notation instead of inequality notation. Interval notation is thought to be quicker and neater than inequality notation. Interval notation uses parentheses, brackets, commas, and the infinity symbol to bring clarity to the murky inequality waters.

Irrational numbers have no fractional equivalent; they feature decimal values that go on forever and never have patterns that repeat. Solve the quadratic equation 2x2 + 5x – 6 = 0. 386. You find perfectly good answers, rounded off to the nearest thousandth. The fact that the number under the radical isn’t a perfect square tells you something else: You couldn’t have factored the quadratic, no matter how hard you tried. Promoting Quadratic-like Equations A quadratic-like trinomial is a trinomial of the form ax2n + bxn + c = 0.

Solving absolute value equations A linear absolute value equation is an equation that takes the form . To solve an absolute value equation in this linear form, you have to consider both possibilities: ax + b may be positive, or it may be negative. 21 Chapter 2: Lining Up Linear Equations To solve for the variable x in ax + b = c and ax + b = –c. , you solve both Solve the absolute value equation . First, you have to subtract 7 from each side of the equation and then divide each side by 3: Then you can apply the rule for changing the absolute value equation to two linear equations: Seeing through absolute value inequality An absolute value inequality contains an absolute value, and an inequality: <, >, ≤, or ≥.