# How do you graph the inequality  x<3?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 6, 2016

The graph below shows the inequality $x < 3$.

#### Explanation:

All points that lie in the shaded area satisfy the equation $x < 3$.
In other words, $x$ can take any value less than 3.
$x \ne 3$ or any number that is greater than 3.

Since there is strict inequality, i.e., $x < 3$, the points that lie on the line $x = 3$ will not satisfy the equation.
Therefore, a dotted line is used to mark $x = 3$.