# Combining inequalities into one inequality

Let's say we are given $a$, $b$, $d$ with $1 \leq a, b, d \leq 1000$ and inequalities $x \geq a$, $y \geq b$, and $a+b < x + y \leq a+b+d$.

I need to combine all this and the following into one inequality. Is there a common factor that we can multiply to one or the other or something? Can we exploit the fact that ranges are known? How do we proceed in such a case? Any help is appreciated.

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Instead of writing $1 \leq a \leq 1000$, $1 \leq b \leq 1000$ and $1 \leq d \leq 1000$, I instead wrote $1 \leq a, b, d \leq 1000$ which is equivalent. –  Michael Albanese Feb 6 '13 at 8:12
The range defined for one set of value(s) is independent from the range of some other. For instance, $a+b<x+y$ can hold regardless of whether $x\ge a$ or $y \ge b$ is true. So, there is no way to combine them all into one expression using merely relational operators.