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4th Edition

James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337687805

Chapter A, Problem 16E

To determine

To solve the below inequality in terms of intervals and illustrate the solution set on the real number line -

Expert Solution

The solution of the inequality is

**Given: **Inequality:

**Formula Used:**

An inequality compares two values, showing if one is less than, greater than, or simply not equal to another value.

Real number line is the line whose points are the real numbers.

**Calculation:**

Given: Inequality equation is

This inequality can be broken down into two inequalities:

Solving the firstinequality, we have:

Subtract

Solving further:

Divideboth the sides by

Solving the second inequality, we have:

Subtract

Solving further:

Divideboth the sides by

Solving further:

Combining both the inequalities, we have:

Drawing the above inequality on a real number line, we have:

**Conclusion:**

Hence, the solution of the inequality is