Writing Inequalities from Word Problems

Writing Inequalities from Word
Mrs. Rauch 12/10/15
Word Problem Solving Strategies
•Read through the entire problem.
•Highlight the important information and key words that you need to solve the problem.
•Identify your variables.
•Write the equation or inequality.
•Write your answer in a complete sentence.
•Check or justify your answer.
Inequality Key Words
At least – means greater than or equal to
No more than – means less than or equal to
More than – means greater than
Less than – means less than
Example 1
 Keith has $500 in a savings account at the beginning of the
summer. He wants to have atleast $200 in the account by the end
of summer. He withdraws (takes out) $25 a week for his cell phone
Write an inequality that represents Keith’s situation.
Example 1 (Answer)
500 – 25w > 200
Example 2
Example 2 (Answer)
.65m + 1.75 < 10
Example 3
Example 3 (Answer)
Example 4
Example 4 (Answer)