# pre-algebra

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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?

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1St Qtr profits = \$X.

2nd Qtr profits = \$1.12X.

3rd Qtr profits = \$0.87X.

X + 1.12X + 0.87X > \$255,000.

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