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Testing solutions to systems of inequalities

Sal checks whether the ordered pair (2,5) is a solution of the following system: y≥2x+1 and x>1. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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Is two comma five a solution of this system? And we have a system of inequalities right over here. We have Y is greater than or equal to 2x plus 1 and X is greater than 1. In order for two comma five to be a solution of this system, it just has to satisfy both inequalities. So, lets just try it out. So when X is equal to two and Y is equal to five, it has to satify both of these. So lets try it with the first one. So if we assume X is two and Y is five, we would get an inequality that says that five is greater than or equal to two times two plus one. X is two; Y is five. This gives us five is greater than or equal to two times two is four plus one is five. Y is greater than or equal to five. That's true! Five is equal to five. So that equal part of the greater than or equal saves us. That definitely satisfies the first inequality. Lets see the second one. X needs to be greater than one. So in two comma five, X is two. So two is greater than one. So it actually satisfies both of these inequalities. So two comma five is a solution for this system.