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In order to graph
, we need to graph the equation
(just replace the inequality sign with an equal sign).
So lets graph the line
(note: if you need help with graphing, check out this solver)
Now lets pick a test point, say (0,0). Any point will work, (just make sure the point doesn't lie on the line) but this point is the easiest to work with. Now evaluate the inequality with the test point
Substitute (0,0) into the inequality
Plug in and
(note: for some reason, some of the following images do not display correctly in Internet Explorer. So I would recommend the use of Firefox
to see these images.)
Since this inequality is true, we simply shade the entire region that contains (0,0)
with the boundary (which is the line
in red) and the shaded region (in green)
(note: since the inequality contains a greater-than sign, this means the boundary is excluded. This means the solid red line is really a dashed line)