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# HEY GUYS : ) I could use some help please with this ineqaulality question...

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A pharmacy claims that the average medication costs \$32 but it could differ as much as \$8. Write and solve an absolute value inequality to determine the range of medication costs at this pharmacy.

These are my option's

|x − 32| ≥ 8; The medication costs range from \$24 to \$40

|x − 32| ≥ 8; The medications cost less than \$24 or greater than \$40.

|x − 32| ≤ 8; The medication costs range from \$24 to \$40

|x − 32| ≤8; The medications cost less than \$24 or greater than \$40.

Now, I have been pretty good with inequalities latly and understand the concept but for work for this problem it has me confused and I don't know where to start?

THANK'S SO MUCH FOR ALL THE EFFORT IN YOU PUT INTO SOLVING THIS AND ASSITING ME!

Jul 4, 2019

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The medication cost is \$32

But since it differs up to 8 so the inequality will maximum goes up to 8. And the medication cost \$32 is a range fron \$24 and \$40.

Also all the other answers do not make sense with the cost of the medication. Two of them (which are B and D) say less than \$24 and greater than \$40 which isn't the amount of \$32.

Then for A the inequality symbol is not facing the correct way. Since the medication costs \$32 but differs as much as \$8 then it should be greater than the absolute value.

So your answer would be C. |x − 32| ≤ 8; The medication costs range from \$24 to \$40.

Hope this Helps ;P

Jul 4, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Jul 4, 2019

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Best Answer

The medication cost is \$32

But since it differs up to 8 so the inequality will maximum goes up to 8. And the medication cost \$32 is a range fron \$24 and \$40.

Also all the other answers do not make sense with the cost of the medication. Two of them (which are B and D) say less than \$24 and greater than \$40 which isn't the amount of \$32.

Then for A the inequality symbol is not facing the correct way. Since the medication costs \$32 but differs as much as \$8 then it should be greater than the absolute value.

So your answer would be C. |x − 32| ≤ 8; The medication costs range from \$24 to \$40.

Hope this Helps ;P

EmeraldWonder Jul 4, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Jul 4, 2019
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Thanks alot anderson! ; )

HiylinLink  Jul 4, 2019
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Your Very Welcome, Wizard ;P

EmeraldWonder  Jul 4, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Jul 4, 2019