Sangeetha Pulapaka

Step 1 : Recall what a number line is and what is the difference between an open or a closed circle.

We use an open circle for less than or greater than and a closed circle for \leq and \geq.

Since -5 < x < 8  is the inequality we use a open circle on both these numbers

Step 2 : Circle the numbers mentioned in the inequality with an open circle and draw a line between the two points.

Since -5 < x < 8 we mark a open circle on -5 and open circle on -8 and draw a line to the left of the point. .