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# Solving nonlinear inequalities [Solved!]

### My question

Concerning #2 in the exercises: why, in the answer, is 0 < = t as opposed to "0 < t "? Thanks.

### Relevant page

3. Solving Non-Linear Inequalties

### What I've done so far

Wondered why the answer includes equal sign at one end, while the question says "greater than".

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Concerning #2 in the exercises: why, in the answer, is 0 &lt; = t as opposed to "0 &lt; t "? Thanks.
Relevant page

<a href="/inequalities/3-solving-non-linear-inequalities.php">3. Solving Non-Linear Inequalties</a>

What I've done so far

Wondered why the answer includes equal sign at one end, while the question says "greater than".

## Re: Solving nonlinear inequalities

As the solution says, the values where the mass will be greater than 500 is -150 < t < 10.

But the rocket is fired at t = 0, so we don't count values less than that.

At t = 0, what is the mass of fuel?

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As the solution says, the values where the mass will be greater than 500 is -150 &lt; t &lt; 10.

But the rocket is fired at t = 0, so we don't count values less than that.

At t = 0, what is the mass of fuel?

## Re: Solving nonlinear inequalities

2000

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2000

## Re: Solving nonlinear inequalities

Correct. And is that greater than 500?

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Correct. And is that greater than 500?

## Re: Solving nonlinear inequalities

Yes. Now I see it. So since it IS 2000 when t = 0 then the inequality would include t>= 0. Thanks.

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Yes. Now I see it. So since it IS 2000 when t = 0 then the inequality would include t&gt;= 0.  Thanks.

## Re: Solving nonlinear inequalities

You're welcome!

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You're welcome!