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Quadratic Inequalities.example

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Quadratic Inequalities
Quadratic Inequalities
Solve using a sign graph of factors, write your answer in interval notation and graph the solutionset:
Step 1: Write the quadratic inequality in standard form.
The given quadratic inequality is already in standard form.
Step 2: Solve the quadratic equation, ,by factoring to get the boundary point(s).
-5 and 3 are boundary points.
Step 3: Use the boundary points found in Step 2 to mark off test intervals on the number line and list all of the factors found in Step 2.
Below is a graph that marks off the boundary points -5 and 3 and shows the three sections that those points havecreated on the graph. Note that open holes were used on those two points since our original inequality did not includewhere it is equal to 0. Note that the two boundary points create three sections on the graph: , , and .
Step 4: Find the sign of every factor in every interval.
You can choose ANY point in an interval to represent that interval. Remember that we are not interested in the actualvalue that we get, but what SIGN (positive or negative) that we get.If we chose a number 
in the first interval, , like -6
(I could have used -10, -25, or -10000 as long as it is inthe interval), it would make both factors negative:
-6 + 5 = -1 and -6 - 3 = -9
“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” –Chinese Proverbs

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