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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 $x$.

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.