On this question. a hypothermia occurs when a person's body temperature drops below 95 degrees fahrenheit. write and solve an inequality that describes how much lower the body temperature of a person with hypothermia will be than the body temperature of a person with a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees fahrenheit
98.6 – x < 95; x > 3.6
Let x = the degrees below normal temperature
The person will have hypothermia if
98.6 – x < 95 Subtract 98.6 from each side
-x < -3.6 Multiply each side by -1
x > 3.6
A person will have hypothermia if the body temperature is more than 3.6 °F below normal.
The diagram below shows that any value of x greater than 3.6 will satisfy the inequality.