Bridger Joyce

2023-03-02

What is an algebraic inequality?

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When we have two statements and declare that they are equal, we are expressing an algebraic equality. For instance:
$\frac{4}{2}=2$ is an equality
$\frac{4}{2}=x$ is also an equality (and here we'd be looking for the value $x$)
An algebraic inequality is when there isn't a specific value or number where both sides equal each other. Instead, we'll be looking for a range of values that satisfy the statement. For instance:
$\frac{4}{2}
We know that the value $x$ is all values less than 2 (there's an infinite number of solutions).

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