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Which inequality represents the situation: Hailey has at most $500 in her bank account?A x>500B x≥ 500C x<500D x≤ 500 Tessa chose C as the correct answer.How did she get that answer?

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Hello!The answer is:D.[tex]x\leq 500[/tex]Why?From the statement we know that Hailey's bank account balance could be maximum $500, or what is the same, Hailey has at most $500 in her bank account. It means that she may has from $0 to $499 or $500 as her maximum bank account balance.So, the inequality that represents the situation is:D. [tex]x\leq 500[/tex]The inequality means that she can have an account that is less or equal to $500.Also, Tessa chose C as the correct answer, because she was thinking that it would be the correct option since the inequality x<500 means that Hailey has less than $500 but she will never have $500.Have a nice day!