Inequalities for SQA Higher Maths
This page covers the following topics:
1. Quadratic inequalities
To solve quadratic inequalities, rearrange them so that one side is 0. Then solve the corresponding quadratic equation. Sketch the graph of the quadratic equation using the roots and deduce the range of values the variable can take. When the quadratic expression is greater than 0, the wanted region is above the x-axis, and when the quadratic expression is less than 0, the wanted region is below the x-axis.
What is the set of values of x for which 4(x² − 2x) ≤ x(5 + 2x) + 7?
A painter wants to make a painting of sides x − 7 and x − 11. Given that he wants the area of the painting to be at least 12 units², find the range of possible values of x.
Solve 7(11 + x − x²) ≤ 5(x − x²) − x.
Find the range of possible values of x for 3/x − 8 ≤ 4.
What is the set of values of x for which x(14 − x) ≥ 33?
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