# Inequality

An inequality is a relationship between two different quantities. An inequality may be expressed by a mathematical sentence that uses the following symbols:

< is less than

> is greater than

≤ is less than or equal to

≥ is greater than or equal to

≠ is not equal to

An inequality is similar to an equation in that they both describe the relationship between two expressions. Below are some examples of inequalities:

Examples

- ½ < ¾
- 99.8 > 98.6
- 2 + 3 ≠ 2 × 3
- 3 × 2 ≤ 4 + 3
- 11 ≥ 9