Verifying a solution of a Linear Inequality The ordered pair [latex](x,y)[/latex] is a solution of a linear inequality if, when the values are plugged into the linear inequality, the statement remains true.
Graphing Linear Inequalities To graph an inequality,
- Graph the related boundary line. Replace the <, >, ≤ or ≥ sign in the inequality with = to find the equation of the boundary line.
- Identify at least one ordered pair on either side of the boundary line and substitute those [latex](x,y)[/latex] values into the inequality. Shade the region that contains the ordered pairs that make the inequality a true statement.
- If points on the boundary line are solutions, then use a solid line for drawing the boundary line. This will happen for ≤ or ≥ inequalities.
- If points on the boundary line aren’t solutions, then use a dotted line for the boundary line. This will happen for < or > inequalities.