What is a linear inequation?

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A linear inequation is a line whose answers can be defined as anything on the line or anything below or above it. Just imagine it as a linear equation, except with an inequality sign.

For example:
1/2X + 2 >/= 4
X >/=4

The answer to this inequality is 4 or anything greater than 4.

- If the coefficient of X [or in any inequality problem, the coefficient of the X with the largest exponent] is negative, flip the inequality symbol.

For example:
-X^3 + 8 > 0
-X^3 > -8
-X > -2
x < 2

The answer to the above inequality is anything less than 2.

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