Video: Creating Linear Inequalities with One Variable

A corner store has the sign “No more than 4 school children in the store at any time.” Write an inequality that represents the statement on the store’s sign, using 𝑛 to represent the number of school children in the store.

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A corner store has the sign “No more than four school children in the store at any time.” Write an inequality that represents the statement on the store’s sign, using 𝑛 to represent the number of school children in the store.

An inequality must contain one of four signs: greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to. In this question, our value must be no more than four. This means that it must be less than or equal to four.

As we are told to use 𝑛 to represent the number of school children, 𝑛 must be less than or equal to four. This means that the store will allow zero, one, two, three, or four school children in the store at any time.

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