# How do you translate words into an inequality?

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Oct 24, 2014

You need to follow the language properly.

Phrases such as 'at least' mean

'Less than' and 'more than' indicate

Consider this problem-

You have gone to the market to buy gifts for more than 13 people. You have already bought 3 gifts. How many more do you need to buy?

See, the keyword here is 'more than'.

Let the remaining number of gifts be x. Therefore the required inequation will be 3+x>13, or, x>10.