# Chapter 2 Solving Linear Equations ```Chapter 2
Solving
Linear
Equations
and
Inequalities
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Chapter 2-1
Chapter Sections
2.1 – Combining Like Terms
2.2 – The Addition Property of Equality
2.3 – The Multiplication Property of Equality
2.4 – Solving Linear Equations with a Variable on One
Side of the Equation
2.5 – Solving Linear Equations with the Variable on
Both Sides of the Equation
2.6 – Formulas
2.7 – Ratios and Proportions
2.8 – Inequalities in One Variable
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Chapter 2-2
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Inequalities in
One Variable
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Chapter 2-3
3
Inequalities
An inequality is a mathematical statement
containing one or more inequality sign
(&lt;, &gt;, ,  ).
Inequalities
x + 3 &lt; 14
x + 4  2x - 6
4 &gt; -x + 3
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Chapter 2-4
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Properties for Inequalities
For all real numbers a, b, and c:
1. If a &gt; b, then a + c &gt; b + c.
2. If a &gt; b, then a - c &gt; b – c.
3. If a &gt; b and c &gt; 0 then ac &gt; bc.
b.

4. If a &gt; b and c &gt; 0 then a
c c
5. If a &gt; b and c &lt; 0 then ac &lt; bc.
b.

6. If a &gt; b and c &lt; 0 then a
c c
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Chapter 2-5
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Solving Inequalities
Example:
Solve the inequality and graph the solution.
x – 5 &gt; -2
x – 5 + 5 &gt; -2 + 5
x&gt;3
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
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Chapter 2-6
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Solving Inequalities
Example:
Solve the inequality and graph the solution.
2x + 6 
–
2
2x + 6 - 6  – 2 – 6
2x  -8
(Subtract 6 from both sides)
(Divide both sides by 2)
x  -4
-10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
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Chapter 2-7
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