By now we have become very familiar with solving the linear equalities, which we also come across in our daily lives. But do you know what linear **inequalities** mean? Say, Ram has more than 10 apples in his hands. Can this situation be said is in a linear inequality condition? Let’s delve into it more in the following sections:

**FAQs on Linear Inequalities**

**Question 1: How can one solve linear inequalities?**

**Answer:** One can solve linear inequalities by:

- Rearrangement of the equation such that “y” is on the left while everything other than it on the right.
- Plotting of the “y=” line. One must make a dashed line for y< or y> and a solid line for y≤ or y≥.
- In case of above the line, one must shade for a “greater than” (y> or y≥) or below the line for a “less than” (y< or y≤).

**Question 2: What is meant by linear function?**

**Answer:** Linear functions refer to those whose graph happens to be a straight line. A linear function has one dependent variable and one independent variable.

**Question 3: How can one solve linear inequalities?**

**Answer:** One can solve linear inequalities by keeping in mind the following points:

- One can solve many simple inequalities by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing both sides until the variable remains on its own.
- These things will cause a change in direction of the inequality
- One must not multiply or divide by a variable

**Question 4: What symbols are important for using in linear inequalities?**

**Answer:** The symbols <, ≤, >, and ≥ are important in linear inequalities.