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Translate the following into an inequality. Do not solve. Profits in the second quarter for a local retailer were all 112% of that in the first quarter. Profits in the third quarter were 87% of that in the first quarter. The profits for the three quarterscombined exceeded $255,000. What were the profits for each quarter?

prealgebra 
Henry,
1St Qtr profits = $X.
2nd Qtr profits = $1.12X.
3rd Qtr profits = $0.87X.
X + 1.12X + 0.87X > $255,000.