# 8th grade math 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.

You said:
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

^^^^^^^^^^^^Is 2n < 50 the only step?

• 8th grade math Ms. Sue -

2n < 50

n < 50/2

n < 25

She can't pay more than \$25 for each shirt.

• 8th grade math Ms. Sue -

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