# 8th grade math for Ms. Sue

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How is an inequality different from an equation? Give a real-world scenario in which you would write an inequality rather than an equation.

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An equation show two equal entities. An inequality shows that one is larger than the other.

An example of an inequality:

Denise has \$50 and wants to buy two new shirts. She needs to know how the average price she'll need to pay so that she doesn't exceed her \$50.

2n < 50

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Give a real-world scenario in which you would write an inequality rather than an equation. I was thinking, Jack has to bring at least \$25 to a carnival. So the inequality would be x ≥ 25?

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