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Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line

In this video you will learn how to graph inequalities on a number line.
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Inequalities Symbols

Keywords: Inequalities |  | 6th Grade Math | Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line | Inequalities Symbols

Symbol
Meaning
Word Phases
<
Less Than
Fewer than, Less than
>
Greater Than
More than, Greater than
Greater than and Equal to
* At least          * No fewer than * A mimimum of   * No less than
Less Than and Equal to
* At most          * No more than * A maximum of   * Any more than
Not equal to
* Does not  * Is not 
An open point on a number line means the number is not included in the solution.

For example:  x < 4  
x < 4 on a number line
A closed point on a number line means the number is included in the solution.

For example:  x ≤ 5

graphing inequalities number line
A graph pointing in two different directions will us the word " and"

For example: x < 3  and x ≥ 8
number line and inequalities
If the variable is in the middle of two inequalities, then you will use " or"

For example:    x > 4 or ≤ 8
graphing inequalities number line