# Precalculus Examples

Step 1

Convert the inequality to an equation.

Step 2

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Step 3

Consider the form . Find a pair of integers whose product is and whose sum is . In this case, whose product is and whose sum is .

Write the factored form using these integers.

Step 4

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Step 5

Set equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Step 6

Set equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Step 7

The final solution is all the values that make true.

Step 8

Use each root to create test intervals.

Step 9

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is not less than the right side , which means that the given statement is false.

False

False

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is less than the right side , which means that the given statement is always true.

True

True

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is not less than the right side , which means that the given statement is false.

False

False

Compare the intervals to determine which ones satisfy the original inequality.

False

True

False

False

True

False

Step 10

The solution consists of all of the true intervals.

Step 11

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Inequality Form:

Interval Notation:

Step 12