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2.8
0raph Linear Inequalities in
1wo Variables
0oal + Uraph |ìnear ìnequa|ìtìes ìn two varìab|es.
V00AB0LARY
Lìnear ìnequa|ìty ìn two varìab|es
5o|utìon of a |ìnear ìnequa|ìty
Uraph of a |ìnear ìnequa|ìty
Pa|f-p|ane
Check whether the erdered µa|rs (a) (3, 2) and
(b) (1, 4) are se|ut|ens ef 4X 2Y > 6.
0rdered Pa|r 5ubst|tute Cenc|us|en
a. (3, 2) 4( ) 2( ) (3, 2)
a so|utìon.
b. (1, 4) 4( ) 2( ) (1, 4)
a so|utìon.
Example 1 #HECKINGSOLUTIONSOFINEQUALITIES
#HECKPOINT Check whether the erdered µa|r |s a
se|ut|en ef 2X Y a 8.
1. 2.
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1o graph a |ìnear ìnequa|ìty ìn two varìab|es, fo||ow
these steps:
3TEP 6raµh the boundary |ìne for the ìnequa|ìty. Use
a |ìne for < or > and a |ìne
for a or q.
3TEP 1est a poìnt the boundary |ìne to
determìne whether ìt ìs a so|utìon of the
ìnequa|ìty. If ìt a so|utìon shade the ha|f-
p|ane oontaìnìng the poìnt. If ìt a
so|utìon, shade the other ha|f-p|ane.
6raµh Y < 1 |n a ceerd|nate µ|ane.
3OLUTION
1. 6raµh the boundary |ìne Y 1.

Use a |ìne beoause
the ìnequa|ìty symbo| ìs <.
2. 1est the poìnt (0, 0). Beoause
(0, 0) a so|utìon of the
ìnequa|ìty, shade the ha|f-p|ane
that oontaìn (0, 0).
%XAMPLE 'RAPHALINEARINEQUALITYWITHONEVARIABLE
6raµh 3X 2Y < 6 |n a ceerd|nate µ|ane.
3OLUTION
1. 6raµh the boundary |ìne

3X 2Y 6. Use a
|ìne beoause the
ìnequa|ìty symbo| ìs <.
2. 1est the poìnt (0, 0). Beoause
(0, 0) a so|utìon of the
ìnequa|ìty, shade the ha|f-p|ane
that oontaìn (0, 0).
%XAMPLE 'RAPHALINEARINEQUALITYWITHTWOVARIABLES
|t |s often
con.en|ent to use
(0, 0) as a test
po|nt. ßowe.er,
|f (0, 0) ||es on a
houndar) ||ne, )ou
must choose a
d|fferent test po|nt.
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'RAPHY3{X1{ 2 |n a ceerd|nate µ|ane.
1. 6raµh the equatìon of the

boundary, Y 3{X 1{ 2.
Use a |ìne beoause
the ìnequa|ìty symbo| ìs >.
2. 1est the poìnt (0, 0). Beoause
(0, 0) a so|utìon of the
ìnequa|ìty, shade the portìon of
the ooordìnate p|ane
the abso|ute va|ue graph.
%XAMPLE 'RAPHANABSOLUTEVALUEINEQUALITY
3. X < 2 4. Y a X 2

5. XY 6. Yq{X{z

#HECKPOINT 6raµh the |nequa||ty |n a ceerd|nate µ|ane.
(OMEWORK

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