## Elementary Algebra

0.16 + 0.34 $\gt$ 0.23 + 0.17 To check whether this inequality is true or false, we simplify it. Multiply both sides by 100 to remove the decimals. 16 + 34 $\gt$ 23 + 17 50 $\gt$ 40 Because it is true that 50 is greater than 40, this inequality is true.