We read the following signs as:
If the sign is pointing to a number, you read that number as less than the other number or variable. Click on the headphone to hear the sentence.
4 < 5
3 > -1
If the wide part of the sign is facing a quantity, then we read it as that number is greater than the other number, quantity, or expression.
"Less Than Or Equal To"
-2 ≤ -2
The inequality sign with an underline means the quantity can be less than or equal to the quantity it is pointing to.
"Greater Than Or Equal To"
3 ≥ -4
The greater than sign with an underline means the solution can be greater than or equal to the quantity it is facing.
Now, it's time to practice. Complete the following exercise by dragging the correct symbol to the blank.