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**Graphing a Linear Inequality**

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**Step 1:-** Draw the graph of the straight line that is the boundary.

Make the line solid if the inequality involves ≤ or ≥; make the

line dashed if the inequality involves < or >.

**Step 2:-** Choose a test point. Choose any point not on the line, and

substitute the coordinates of this point in the inequality.

**Step 3:-** Shade the appropriate region. Shade the region that includes

the test point if it satisfies the original inequality; otherwise,

shade the region on the other side of the boundary line.