less than <

greater than >

and not equal to

I.E.:

3 < 4

4 > 3

4 not equal to 3

Like equalities, they can be solved by manipulating both sides

7 x < 21

divide both sides by 7

x < 3

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Consider

2 < 4

What if we multiply both sides by -2?

-4 < -8 ...but this is false!

So we must remember with inequalities that

**when we multiply or divide by a negative number we flip the sign!**

-4 > -8 ...now correct!

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