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10-54.

Change the inequality to an equation and solve for *x*.

8 + 3*x* = 2

3*x* = −6

*x* = −2

Test both sides of the boundary point.

8 + 3(−3) > 2 8 + 3(−1) > 2

8 − 9 > 2 8 − 3 > 2

−1 > 2 5 > 2

False True

*x* > −2

Follow the steps in part (a).

*x* ≤ 12

Follow the steps in part (a).

Follow the steps in part (a).

*x* ≥ 15