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Brazil’s rain forests currently cover about 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 years Brazil would like the rain forests to cover more than square miles. If represents the forest area that is cleared each year, write and solve an inequality that would help determine acceptable values of .

The starting value is 1,400,000. The rate of change is for 50 years.
The final value is 1,200,000.
Decide if your inequality should contain a greater than or less than symbol.