# How do I graph a linear inequality in only one variable?

Oct 25, 2014

By linear inequality in one variable, do you mean something like

$x \le 5$

or

$y > 2$

For example, in $x \le 5$,
we should draw a vertical line at $x = 5$ and shade the entire area to its left (since $\le$)
For y > 2, we should draw a broken horizontal line (since $>$, not $\ge$) at y = 2 and shade the entire area above it