Chapter 6: Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value
Introduction
This chapter moves beyond equations to the study of inequalities. Many situations have more than one correct answer. A police officer can issue a ticket for any speed exceeding the limit. A rider for the bumper boats must be less than 48 inches tall. Both these situations have many possible answers.
Chapter Outline
 6.1. Inequality Expressions
 6.2. Inequalities with Addition and Subtraction
 6.3. Inequalities with Multiplication and Division
 6.4. MultiStep Inequalities
 6.5. Compound Inequalities
 6.6. Applications with Inequalities
 6.7. Absolute Value
 6.8. Absolute Value Equations
 6.9. Graphs of Absolute Value Equations
 6.10. Absolute Value Inequalities
 6.11. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 6.12. Theoretical and Experimental Probability
Chapter Summary
Summary
This chapter begins by talking about inequalities and how to solve them by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Multistep and compound inequalities are covered, as are realworld inequalities. In addition, linear inequalities in two variables are discussed. The chapter then moves on to absolute values, giving instruction on how to solve and graph absolute value equations and inequalities. Finally, the chapter wraps up by exploring theoretical and experimental probability.
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value; An Introduction to Probability Review
Vocabulary – In 1 – 12, define the term.
 Algebraic inequality
 Interval notation
 Intersection of sets
 Union of sets
 Absolute value
 Compound inequality
 Boundary line
 Half plane
 Solution set
 Probability
 Theoretical probability
 Experimental probability
 Find the distance between 16 and 104 on a number line.
 Shanna needed less than one dozen eggs to bake a cake. Write this situation as an inequality and graph the appropriate solutions on a number line.
 Yemi can walk no more than 8 dogs at once. Write this situation as an inequality and graph the appropriate solutions on a number line.
In 16 – 35, solve each inequality. Graph the solutions on a number line.

y+7≥36 
16x<1 
y−64<−64 
5>t3 
0≤6−k 
−34g≤12 
10≥q−3 
−14+m>7 
4≥d+11 
t−9≤−100 
v7<−2 
4x≥−4 andx5<0 
n−1<−5 orn3≥−1 
n2>−2 and−5n>−20 
−35+3x>5(x−5) 
x+6−11x≥−2(3+5x)+12(x+12) 
−64<8(6+2k) 
0>2(x+4) 
−4(2n−7)≤37−5n 
6b+14≤−8(−5b−6)  How many solutions does the inequality
6b+14≤−8(−5b−6) have?  How many solutions does the inequality
6x+11<3(2x−5) have?  Terry wants to rent a car. The company he’s chosen charges $25 a day and $0.15 per mile. If he rents it for one day, how many miles would he have to drive to pay at least $108?
 Quality control can accept a part if it falls within
± 0.015 cm of the target length. The target length of the part is 15 cm. What is the range of values quality control can accept?  Strawberries cost $1.67 per pound and blueberries cost $1.89 per pound. Graph the possibilities that Shawna can buy with no more than $12.00.
Solve each absolute value equation.

24=8z 
∣∣u4∣∣=−1.5 
1=4r−7−2 
−9+x=7
Graph each inequality or equation.

y=x−2 
y=−x+4 
y=x+1+1 
y≥−x+3 
y<−3x+7 
3x+y≤−4 
y>−14x+6 
8x−3y≤−12 
x<−3 
y>−5 
−2<x≤5 
0≤y≤3 
x>4 
y≤−2
A spinner is divided into eight equally spaced sections, numbered 1 through 8. Use this information to answer the following questions.
 Write the sample space for this experiment.
 What is the theoretical probability of the spinner landing on 7?
 Give the probability that the spinner lands on an even number.
 What are the odds for landing on a multiple of 2?
 What are the odds against landing on a prime number?
 Use the TI Probability Simulator application “Spinner.” Create an identical spinner. Perform the experiment 15 times. What is the experimental probability of landing on a 3?
 What is the probability of the spinner landing on a number greater than 5?
 Give an event with a 100% probability.
 Give an event with a 50% probability.
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value; An Introduction to Probability Test
 Consider a standard 52card deck. Determine:

P (red 4) 
P (purple Ace) 
P (number card)

 Solve
−7≤y+7<5 .  Find the distance between –1.5 and 9.
 Solve
23=8−7r+3 .  Solve
−7c≥49 .  Graph
x−2y≤10 .  Graph
y>−35x+4 .  Graph
y=−x−3 .  A bag contains 2 red socks, 3 blue socks, and 4 black socks.
 If you choose one sock at a time, write the sample space.
 Find
P (blue sock).  Find the odds against drawing a black sock.
 Find the odds for drawing a red sock.
Solve each inequality.

2(6+7r)>−12+8r 
−56≤8+8(7x+6)
Texas Instruments Resources
In the CK12 Texas Instruments Algebra I FlexBook, there are graphing calculator activities designed to supplement the objectives for some of the lessons in this chapter. See http://www.ck12.org/flexr/chapter/9616.