# How do you write an inequality for the following statement. 3 is less than or equal to x?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

In mathematical terms "is less than or equal to" is written as:

So we can write 3 is less than or equal to x as:

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Lets consider some examples

That deals with the equals bit

2 is less than 3

The gap between the two lines of < on the right is much greater than the left. The greater gap indicates greater value. So reading left to right

or 3 is greater than 2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Look at the order of the wording " 3 less than or equal to

Writing the numbers and symbols in the same order as the wording we have

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

a less than b

a less than or equal to b

a greater than b

a greater than or equal to b

a not equal to b