Sample Problem

An animal shelter can at most house 40 dogs. If there are currently 23 dogs there already, write an inequality representing the possible number of the dogs that can be added to the shelter, then solve for the most amount of dogs that could be added.



The inequality representing this situation would be d + 23 ≤ 40. The largest value that d can be while still making this equation true is 17, so at most, 17 more dogs can be added to the shelter.