# 2: Equations and Inequalities

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An equation states that two expressions are equal, while an inequality relates two different values.

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.”

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.”

An equation states that two expressions are equal, while an inequality relates two different values.

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.”

*Boundless Algebra*. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.”

*Boundless Algebra*. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/An equation states that two expressions are equal, while an inequality relates two different values.

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

Recall that a function is a relation that assigns to every element in the domain exactly one element in the range. Linear functions are a specific type of function that can be used to model many real-world applications, such as plant growth over time. In this chapter, we will explore linear functions, their graphs, and how to relate them to data.

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- Lynn Marecek (Santa Ana College) and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith (formerly of Santa Ana College). This content produced by OpenStax and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 license.