# Algebra direction how to do it

Graph the first-degree inequality in two unknowns.

y > 4x -4

Thank you very much. I am not sure what a > is

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1. As you know,

y = 4x-4

is just a line. All the points on the line satisfy the equation.

> means "greater than". So, if (2,4) is on the line, (2,5),(2,6),... are above the line, where y > 4x-4.

So, the solution to an inequality is a whole region of the plane, not just a line. See the graph at

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=y+%3E+4x-4

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