Arithmetic/Working With Integers

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There are a number of ways to compare two arithmetic expressions. The first one can either be:

  • equal to the second (=)
  • greater than the second (>)
  • less than the second (<)
  • greater than or equal to the second (≥)
  • less than or equal to the second (≤)

Examples:

5>2 (reads: "Five is greater than Two")
2<5 (reads: "Two is less than Five")
7=7 (reads: "Seven is equal to Seven")
a ≥ b (reads: "A is greater than or equal to B". This means A could be equal to B or greater than B.)
a ≤ b (reads: "A is less than or equal to B". This means A could be equal to B or less than B.)
  • These are very important to understand before diving into solving equations with these symbols.