Representing An Inequality On A Number Line

Inequalities and Number Lines

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Inequalities and Number Lines

For each inequality do the following.

  • Represent the inequality on a number line using the number line interactive.
  • Write one value that makes the inequality true.
  • Write the inequality using words.
    1. x ≥ –2
    2. x < 4
    3. 12 ≥ x
    4. x ≤ −3.5
    5. x < 1.5

INTERACTIVE: Inequalities and Number Lines


  • Where is the number located on the number line?
  • Should the starting point be a closed circle or an open circle?
  • What is one value that makes the inequality true? Is that value shaded on the number line?