# Ch 15: Compass Math: Inequalities

### About This Chapter

## Compass Math: Inequalities - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter and its video lessons to prepare for the ACT Compass Math test. Our experienced instructors guide you through the process of solving and graphing inequalities. Lessons in this chapter discuss the following topics:

- Defining inequalities
- Exploring set notation, compound inequalities and systems of inequalities
- Graphing 1- and 2-variable inequalities
- Solving and graphing an absolute value inequality

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### Compass Math: Inequalities Chapter Objectives

The ACT Compass Math test is used by colleges to help evaluate students' math skills and place them into the appropriate math courses. The test is computerized and untimed. All test questions use a multiple-choice answer format.

Questions on inequalities may be asked on the numerical skills/pre-algebra and algebra portions of the test. Use our lesson quizzes to practice answering inequalities questions in the multiple-choice format.

### 1. What is an Inequality?

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### 2. Set Notation, Compound Inequalities, and Systems of Inequalities

In this lesson, we'll explore the conditions of compound inequalities and learn how to express them using set notation and interval notation. Test you knowledge afterward with a short quiz.

### 3. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!

### 4. Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

If you're already pretty familiar with what inequalities are and just looking for a place to practice your skills, this is the place. This lesson covers topics like 1-variable, 2-variable, compound, and systems of inequalities.

### 5. How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality

Taking two skills and combining them to make a more complicated problem is a classic tactic in mathematics. If you feel confident with absolute values and inequalities, see if you can tackle them with their powers combined here!

### 6. Solving and Graphing Absolute Value Inequalities: Practice Problems

Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities brings a lot of different skills together in one place. The practice problems in this video will give you a good chance to see more examples of absolute value inequalities but will also test your general algebraic knowledge.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the ACT Compass Math Test: Practice & Study Guide course

- Compass Math: Integers
- Compass Math: Decimals
- Compass Math: Fractions
- Compass Math: Exponents
- Compass Math: Roots & Radicals
- Compass Math: Percents
- Compass Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportions
- Compass Math: Median, Mean & Mode
- Compass Math: Algebraic Equations & Expressions
- Compass Math: Linear Equations
- Compass Math: Substituting Values
- Compass Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- Compass Math: Factoring Polynomials
- Compass Math: Matrices & Absolute Value
- Compass Math: Complex Numbers
- Compass Math: Logarithms
- Compass Math: Basic Geometry
- Compass Math: Lines & Angles
- Compass Math: Polygons
- Compass Math: Triangles
- Compass Math: Quadrilaterals
- Compass Math: Circles
- Compass Math: Similar Figures
- Compass Math: Complex Figures
- Compass Math: Constructions
- Compass Math: Area, Circumference & Perimeter
- Compass Math: Mathematical Modeling
- Compass Math: Quadratics
- Compass Math: Quadratic Functions
- Compass Math: Trigonometric Functions
- Compass Math: Rational Functions
- Compass Math: Function Operations
- Compass Math: Trigonometric Identities
- Compass Math: Trigonometric Equations
- Compass Math: Trigonometric Applications
- Compass Math: Trigonometric Graphs
- Compass Math: Graph Symmetry
- Compass Math: Polar Coordinates & Parameterization