Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-2 Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 176: 73


a) Her reasoning is not correct. b) Answers can be decimals or fractions.

Work Step by Step

a) The correct range of answers is a≥5.4, not a≥6. She only looked at whole numbers, not decimals, so that's why her reasoning is not correct. b) As stated, decimals or fractions can be answers. So, that's why substituting values into the inequality doesn't guarantee a correct solution.
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