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