Inequalities is an important topic in the GMAT problem solving and GMAT data sufficiency sections. One can expect 2 to 4 questions from this topic. Once the basics are understood and mastered, solving the problem solving variant is quite easy. Watch out for exceptions when solving data sufficiency questions in inequalities in the GMAT.

Wizako's GMAT Math Lesson Book in Inequalities covers the following concepts:

- Explanation to the basic concept of inequalities.
- Basic rules governing inequalities such as adding or subtracting a constant to both sides of an inequality.
- Rules governing multiplying or dividing both sides of an inequality with a negative number.
- How to solve inequalities that have unknown(s) in the denominator of an expression?
- Inequalities in algebraic expressions including linear and quadratic expressions.
- Inequalities with exponents and comparing two different exponents of an unknown for different range of values along the number line.
- Inequalities and absolute values (modulus of a number).
- Word problems in Inequalities.
- 18 solved examples, which contain additional notes that help solve questions in inequalities quickly. Includes word problems in inequalities.
- 17 exercise problems with the answer key and also explanatory answers.
- A multiple choice test comprising 30 GMAT level questions in inequalities. Explanatory answers and answer key are provided for all questions in the test.

Here is a typical solved example in Wizako's GMAT Prep Book from Inequalities

Find the range of values of x for which \\frac{1}{x - 2}) > -2?

There is a linear expression in 'x' in the denominator. Let us eliminate the expression in x in the denominator by multiplying both sides of the inequality by (x - 2)^{2} in the numerator.

(x - 2)^{2} is the square of a number and is therefore, always positive for real values of x.

Multiplying both sides of an inequality by a positive number will not affect the sign of the inequality.

(x - 2)^{2} × \\frac{1}{x - 2}) > (x - 2)^{2} × (-2)

(x - 2) > -2(x - 2)^{2}

(x - 2) > -2(x^{2} - 4x + 4)

(x - 2) > -2x^{2} + 8x - 8

0 > -2x^{2} + 7x - 6

Or 2x^{2} - 7x + 6 > 0

**Factorize the expression**: 2x^{2} - 4x - 3x + 6 > 0

(2x - 3) (x - 2) > 0

The range of values of x that satisfy the above inequality are ( ∞, \\frac{3}{2}) ) ∪ ( 2,∞ )

In other words, x does not lie between \\frac{3}{2}) and 2.

Copyrights © 2016 - 23 All Rights Reserved by Wizako.com - An Ascent Education Initiative.

Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

GMAT^{®} is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This website is not endorsed or approved by GMAC.

GRE^{®} is a registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This website is not endorsed or approved by ETS.

SAT^{®} is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Wizako - GMAT, GRE, SAT Prep

An Ascent Education Initiative

14B/1 Dr Thirumurthy Nagar 1st Street

Nungambakkam

Chennai 600 034. India

**Mobile:** (91) 95000 48484

**WhatsApp:** WhatsApp Now

**Email:** learn@wizako.com

Leave A Message