Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$(-8,-2]$
The graph of the given inequality \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -8\lt x \le -2 ,\end{array} includes the points from $-8$ (exclusive) to $-2$ (inclusive). In the graph above, a hollowed dot is used for $\lt$ or $\gt$. A shaded dot is used for $\le$ or $\ge.$ In interval notation, this is equivalent to $(-8,-2] .$