## Algebra 1

$q\gt-2.5$
$q+0.5\gt-2\longrightarrow$ subtract 0.5 from each side $q+0.5-0.5\gt-2-0.5\longrightarrow$ subtract $q\gt-2.5$ An open dot at the end point on the graph indicates -2.5 is not part of the solution set.