Inequality Symbols: <, >, ≤, ≥ – Practice Problems

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Inequality symbols are a shorthand notation used to compare different quantities. There are four inequality symbols “greater than”, “less than”, “greater than or equal to”, and “less than or equal to”. So, for instance, the sentence “5 is greater than 2” can be written as 5>2. A good way to remember which number is greater is to think of each symbol like a mouth; the mouth will always eat the larger of the two numbers being compared. Learn about inequality symbols by helping Christopher the vampire pack the maximum number of supplies he needed for his trip to California. Common Core Reference: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.8

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Explain the inequality symbols.
Identify the symbol that correctly describes the relationship.
Determine the corresponding mathematical inequality to match the number line.
Examine the inequality according to different word problems.
Decide which inequality symbol to use.
Determine the corresponding inequality.