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11-6.

Brazil’s rain forests currently cover about 1,400,000 square miles, but are becoming smaller every year because of deforestation. Realizing that the rain forests are a great resource, Brazil has decided to control how quickly the forests are cleared.

In 50 years Brazil would like the rain forests to cover more than 1,200,000 square miles. If *x* represents the forest area that is cleared each year, write and solve an inequality that would help determine acceptable values of *x*. Homework Help ✎

The starting value is 1,400,000. The rate of change is *x* for 50 years.

The final value is 1,200,000.

Decide if your inequality should contain a greater than or less than symbol.