Line under Greater or Less Than SymbolDate: 01/26/2001 at 16:06:15 From: Elizabeth Franczak Subject: Line under greater or less than symbols What does it mean when there is a line under the greater and less than symbol? Date: 01/26/2001 at 16:53:27 From: Doctor Douglas Subject: Re: Line under greater or less than symbols Hi Elizabeth, and thanks for sending your question to Ask Dr. Math. The lines means "or equal to," so that 1 + 3 < 5 is a true statement because 4 is less than or - equal to 5 (in fact 4 is less than 5) 2 + 3 < 5 is also a true statement because 5 is less than or - equal to 5 (in fact 5 is equal to 5) I hope that explains it. If you need more help with this, please write back. - Doctor Douglas, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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