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Inequalities - Level 9

Practise solving two and three part inequalities in this self marking exercise.

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This is level 9, Quadratic Inequalities. For each inequality can you find the range of values for x which makes the statement true. The first two questions have been done for you so that you can see the format your answers must be in for the computer to mark them correct.

\( x^2 + 6x + 8\lt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( x^2 − 5x + 6\gt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( x^2 − 5x + 6\lt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 5x^2 − 33x + 18\gt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( -2x^2 + 5x + 3\gt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 4x^2 − 7x − 2\lt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 8x^2 + 2x − 15\lt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( -16x^2 − 24x − 5\lt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 10x^2 + 1x − 3\gt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( x^2 + 5x \gt 6 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 5x − x^2 \gt 6 \)

Correct Wrong

\( x^2 \gt 6x \)

Correct Wrong

\( 2x^2 \lt 11x − 12 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 5x^2 \lt 21x − 4 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 5x^2 \gt 35x − 30 \)

Correct Wrong

\( 2x^2 \gt 9(x + 2) \)

Correct Wrong

\( (2x + 5)(2 − x) − 4 \gt 0 \)

Correct Wrong

\( x + 4 \lt \frac{21}{x} \)

Correct Wrong


This is Inequalities level 9. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8


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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Comparing positive integers

Level 2 - Comparing positive and negative decimal numbers

Level 3 - Comparing positive and negative fractions

Level 4 - Comparing metric measures

Level 5 - Matching statements to number line diagrams.

Level 6 - Solving linear inequalities.

Level 7 - Solving linear two part inequalities.

Level 8 - Matching statements to graphs.

Level 9 - Quadratic Inequalities

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Rearrange the inequality so that all of the terms are on the left of the inequality sign and zero is on the right.

Sketch the graph of the function on the left of the inequality sign.

Determine the roots of the function you have sketched by solving the quadratic.

Use your sketch (and the roots) to determine the format of the answer.

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