# What is the greatest integer function?

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Oct 19, 2014

Greatest integer function is denoted by [x]. This means, the greatest integer less than or equal to x.

If x is an integer, [x]=x

If x is a decimal number, then [x]= the integral part of x.

Consider this example-

[3.01]=3 This is because the greatest integer less than 3.01 is 3

similarly, [3.99]=3

[3.67]=3

Now, [3]=3 This is where the equality is used. Since, in this example x is an integer itself, the greatest integer less than or **equal to** x is x itself.