SymbolsDescribe mathematical sentences : equalities and inequalities.

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Equality is the mathematical term for the equations, such that the left side and the right side are equal.

We describe the equality with the symbol " = "

The statement is that the right side "equal" the left side.

However, in inequalities, the sides are not equal but rather one side is greater than the other.

We use the symbols:

"<"   ( Less than )

" > " ( Greater than )

For example:

 a < b  ( a is less than b ) - Inequality

a = b (  a equals b ) - Equality

a > b  ( a is greater than b) - Inequality.

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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An inequality is a mathematical sentence that is using the symbols "<" and ">".

An equality of an equation is a mathematical sentence that is using the symbol "=".

The inequality is that sentence whose terms are compared.

For instance, if we want to write mathematically that 6 is greater than 2, we'll write:

6 > 2

Also, we can compare the same numbers in this way: 2 is less than 6:

2 < 6.

When 2 amounts are equal, we'll put the symbol "=" between the amounts compared.

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