#### Answer

a. $y\lt0$
b. $z\gt1$
c. $b\leq8$
d. $0\lt w\leq17$
e. $ |y-\pi|\geq2$

#### Work Step by Step

a. y is negative can be written as $y\lt0$
b. z is greater than 1 can be written as $z\gt1$
c. b is at most 8 can be written as $b\leq8$
d. w is positive and is less than or equal to 17 can be written as $0\lt w\leq17$
e. y is at least 2 units from $\pi$ can be written as $ |y-\pi|\geq2$