Inequality

A mathematical statement that one quantity is greater than or less than another.  is less than '' is denoted , and  is greater than '' is denoted .  is less than or equal to '' is denoted , and  is greater than or equal to '' is denoted . The symbols and are used to denote  is much less than '' and  is much greater than ,'' respectively.

Solutions to the inequality consist of the set , or equivalently . Solutions to the inequality consist of the set . If and are both Positive or both Negative and , then .

See also abc Conjecture, Arithmetic-Logarithmic-Geometric Mean Inequality, Bernoulli Inequality, Bernstein's Inequality, Berry-Osseen Inequality, Bienaymé-Chebyshev Inequality, Bishop's Inequality, Bogomolov-Miyaoka-Yau Inequality, Bombieri's Inequality, Bonferroni's Inequality, Boole's Inequality, Carleman's Inequality, Cauchy Inequality, Chebyshev Inequality, Chi Inequality, Copson's Inequality, Erdös-Mordell Theorem, Exponential Inequality, Fisher's Block Design Inequality, Fisher's Estimator Inequality, Gårding's Inequality, Gauss's Inequality, Gram's Inequality, Hadamard's Inequality, Hardy's Inequality, Harnack's Inequality, Hölder Integral Inequality, Hölder's Sum Inequality, Isoperimetric Inequality, Jarnick's Inequality, Jensen's Inequality, Jordan's Inequality, Kantorovich Inequality, Markov's Inequality, Minkowski Integral Inequality, Minkowski Sum Inequality, Morse Inequalities, Napier's Inequality, Nosarzewska's Inequality, Ostrowski's Inequality, Ptolemy Inequality, Robbin's Inequality, Schröder-Bernstein Theorem, Schur's Inequalities, Schwarz's Inequality, Square Root Inequality, Steffensen's Inequality, Stolarsky's Inequality, Strong Subadditivity Inequality, Triangle Inequality, Turán's Inequalities, Weierstraß Product Inequality, Wirtinger's Inequality, Young Inequality

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