College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Solving Inequalities - 1.5 Assess Your Understanding - Page 127: 40

Answer

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Work Step by Step

The given interval involves an open parentheses. This means that the lower limit (which is $-8$) is not included in the set. The given interval is unbounded on the right. Therefore, the given interval is equivalent to: $x \gt -8$ To graph this on a number line, plot a hollow dot (or a hole) at $-8$, then shade the region to its right. (Refer to the attached image in the answer part above.)
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