# You have already saved $55. You earn $9 per hour at your job. You are saving for a bicycle that costs $199. How do you write an inequality that represents the possible numbers of hours you need to work to buy the bicycle?

##### 1 Answer

You must work for at least

#### Explanation:

Let

You already have

You also earn

Algebraically, this can be written as

You need to earn at least

The

Let's find out how many hours you need to work to buy the bicycle.

Subtracting

Dividing both sides by

Therefore, you need to work at least