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## #1 2023-02-24 09:03:01

paulb203
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### Inequalities basics

Is x is greater than or equal to 11 THE SAME AS x is greater than 10?

I gave x is greater than or equal to 11 as an answer to an inequalities question but the answer given was x is greater than 10

x is greater than or equal to 11 MEANS x is either 11, or 12, or 13, etc, yeah?

x is greater than 10 ALSO MEANS x is either 11, or 12, or 13, etc, yeah?

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## #2 2023-02-24 10:14:33

mathdrop
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### Re: Inequalities basics

if x is out of the real numbers, couldn't it be, for instance, 10.5 ?

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## #3 2023-02-24 13:41:54

ganesh
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### Re: Inequalities basics

Hi paulb203,

Inequalities

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #4 2023-02-25 07:39:08

paulb203
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### Re: Inequalities basics

Thanks, mathdrop. Yes it could be 10.5 etc, but my question remains.

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## #5 2023-02-25 07:41:08

paulb203
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### Re: Inequalities basics

Thanks, ganesh. But the answer to my question is not in the links you kindly posted.

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## #6 2023-02-25 13:59:48

ganesh
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### Re: Inequalities basics

paulb203 wrote:

Is x is greater than or equal to 11 THE SAME AS x is greater than 10?

and
are identical in the realm of integers.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7 2023-03-02 07:15:56

paulb203
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Thanks, Ganesh

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