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Exam-Style Questions on Inequalities

Problems on Inequalities adapted from questions set in previous exams.

1.

GCSE Higher

The graph of a quadratic function, \(y=f(x)\) is shown drawn accurately in the following diagram. Write down all the integer solutions of \(f(x) \le 0\).

Diagram

2.

GCSE Higher

Describe the unshaded (white) region by writing down three inequalities.

Inequalities

3.

GCSE Higher

On the grid below indicate the region that satisfies all three of these inequalities.

$$y>-2$$ $$x+y<5$$ $$y-1 \le \frac{x}{2}$$ Grid

4.

GCSE Higher

A region on a coordinate grid is described by the following three inequalities:

$$x>-2$$ $$x+y<7$$ $$y \ge \frac{x}{3}+2$$

By shading the unwanted regions show the region on the grid below.

Grid

5.

GCSE Higher

Show that you understand equations and inequalities by answering the following:

(a) Solve \(5x^2=80\)

(b) Solve \(8x + 2 \gt x + 7\)

(c) Write down the largest integer that satisfies \(8x - 2 \lt 25\)

(d) Solve the following pair of equations

$$3x + 5y = 21$$ $$8x - 5y = 1$$

6.

GCSE Higher

Solve \(2x^2 + 7x - 15 <0\)


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