# SOLUTION: How do I go about answering this question on compound inequalities? 7x+8>or=to -55 or 9x+2>or=to -16 I do not know where to begin.

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 Question 260289: How do I go about answering this question on compound inequalities? 7x+8>or=to -55 or 9x+2>or=to -16 I do not know where to begin.Answer by drk(1908)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Here is the question: or step 1 - notice that "OR" splits the 2 inequalities. -- First solve the left side to get When you graph this, you get a closed circle above -9 and an arrow to the right. -- Second solve the right side to get When you graph this, you get a closed circle above -2 and an arrow to the right. -- With the word or, we general want opposite arrows. One OR both must be true. In this case we eventually have arrow overlapping. The longer of the 2 is , so that is our answer.