# SOLUTION: how do you solve and graph this inequality: y>1/2-1

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 Question 242881: how do you solve and graph this inequality: y>1/2-1Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!how do you solve and graph this inequality: y > (1/2)x - 1 -------------------- You never graph an inequality directly. You 1st of all graph the corresponding boundary EQUALITY. ---- Graph y = (1/2)x -1 as a dashed line. If x = 0, y = -1 If x = 2, y = 0 ------------------------ Plot the points (0,-1) and (2,0) and draw a dashed line thru them. That is the boundary line. ----------------------------------- Since you want y to be LESS than (1/2)x -1, shade the half-plane BELOW the boundary line. ======================================== ======================================== Cheers, Stan H.