Inequalities come up all the time when you're working algebra problems. In this tutorial you'll learn what an inequality is, and you'll see all the common inequality symbols that you're likely to see :)

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Background Tutorials

Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).

You can't do algebra without working with variables, but variables can be confusing. If you've ever wondered what variables are, then this tutorial is for you!

Further Exploration

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

Ever wondered what rules you're allowed to follow when you're working with inequalities? Well, one of those rules is called the subtraction property of inequality, and it basically says that if you minus a number from one side of an inequality, you have to minus that same number from the other side of the inequality as well. Watch the tutorial to see how this looks in terms of algebra!