What is an algebraic inequality?

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An algebraic equality is when we have two statements and then say that they are equal. For instance:

#4/2=2# is an equality

#4/2=x# is also an equality (and here we'd be looking for the value #x#)

An algebraic inequality is when there isn't a specific value or number where both sides equal each other. Instead, we'll be looking for a range of values that satisfy the statement. For instance:

#4/2 < x#

We know that the value #x# is all values less than 2 (there's an infinite number of solutions).