What is the difference between an algebraic equation and an algebraic inequality?
The word says it all: equal.
In an equation, the left and right part are equal to each other. you might have the equation:
There is an
The word says it all: inequal => NOT equal.
In an inequality, there are other symbols between the left and the right part. These symbols don't signify equality, but inequality. You have symbols like:
- Greater than
- Smaller than
- Greater than or equal to
- Smaller than or equal to
There usage is just as you might expect from their English meanings.
Means that there is an
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