# Inequalities and equal numbers

`8>=8` reads as

`8` is greater than OR equal to `8`

Because:

The highlighted 'or' is very important.

‘OR’ and oars are very important.

**Examples**

1. True or false `9>3` ?

**Answer:** 9 is greater than 3, so this is True.

2. True or false `9>=3` ?

Read as 9 is greater than or equal to 3. This is true.

**NOTE: **

It only needs to be one of these.

3. True or false `3 < 6` ?

**Answer:** 3 is less than 6 so this is true.

4. True or false

`{6(3-1)+3}/(2times2+1}>=2`

`{6(2)+3}/(4+1}>=2`

`{12+3}/(5)>=2`

`15/(5)>=2`

`3>=2`

Read as 3 is greater than or equal to 2 which is true.

**Answer:** True

5. True or false `8 ≥ 8` ?

Read as 8 is greater than OR equal to 8

This statement is true.

**Answer:** True

6. True or false `9times4-12<=2times12` ?

So work out each side

`36-12<=24`

`24<=24`

Read as 24 is less than OR equal to 24.

This statement is true.

**Answer:** True