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Maths I

Solving inequalities

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Symbols: greater than, less than, equal to

Inequalities are expressions which indicate when a variable is:

  • Greater than another
  • Greater than or equal to another
  • Less than another
  • Less than or equal to another

Symbols and their meaning

SymbolMeaning
<is less than, so 2 < 5 is a true statement.
>is more than, so 6 > 4 is a true statement.
The symbol for less than or equal to.is less than or equal to

so 2 The symbol for less than or equal to. 5 is true

and so is 2 The symbol for less than or equal to.2.

The symbol for greater than or equal to.is more than or equal to,

so 6 The symbol for greater than or equal to. 4 is true,

and so is 6 The symbol for greater than or equal to. 6.

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