# What is x if `1 <=x`?

lemjay | Certified Educator

`1lt=x`

Notice that the opening of the inequality faces the variable x. So, we may re-write this inequality as:

`x gt= 1`

And this notation  is read as  x is greater than or equal to 1. That means that the values of x are 1 and above,  like 1, 1.5, 2, 5 , 10 and so on.

Also, using a number line, the graph of `xgt=1` is:

Since 1 is included in the values of x, the left end is a solid dot. And, it goes continuously to the right without bound.

Therefore, `1lt=x` means that the values of x ranges from 1 and above.

atyourservice | Student

The problem can be read as x is greater than or equal to the number one. This means that x can be 1 or any number bigger than that. So any number from 1 all the way to infinity would do

jess1999 | Student

1 ≤ x

This means that " x " needs to be greater than or equal to 1. By that it means that " x " can be 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 etc, it just can not be less than 1. But if the equation was 1 < x then it means that " x " will not be able to equal 1 but it can be 2, 3, 4, etc

udonbutterfly | Student

This answer translates the 1 is less than or equal to x or better yet x is greater than or equal to 1. The variable is usually on the left but it would never hinder you finding the answer.

So if x is greater than 1 or equal to 1, x can only be 1 and numbers greater than one. X can NEVER be a number less than one not even .999999. So x can be number 1,2,...,15, 16,17,... and so on.

mmenon | Student

In words, the inequality can be read as the variable `x` is greater than or equal to the number one. So x can be any value except for numbers 1 and lower. For example, `x ` can be equal to 1,2,6,24,1000 but not 0,-30,-1000.

rachellopez | Student

That symbol stands for less than or equal to. If 1 is less than or equal to x, you can assume that x can be any value that is greater than 1 or equal to 1. So, x can equal 1, 5, 10, 100, etc. However, x cannot be 0, -2, -5, etc.