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9-115. The town you live in has decided to limit the amount of trash thrown out each month. Your town, which has 3280 homes, has asked each household to keep track of how many pounds of trash they produce during a month. In addition, the town council has found that other sources of trash, such as local businesses, combine to create 1500 lbs of trash each month. If the town has a goal of creating less than 50,000 lbs of trash, how much trash should a household be limited to? Write an inequality for this situation and solve it. Homework Help ✎

Write an inequality in which x is the amount of trash per house.

3280x + 1500 < 50,000