In some algebra related questions on the GED math test you might see a < or > or even a ≤ or ≥ instead of a =. All this means is that in an expression that uses these signs terms are not equal to each other but rather unequal (or in some cases unequal or equal). Here are what the unequal signs stand for:
Solving an inequality is just like solving an equation: isolate the variable to the left side of the sign.
n is greater than 9.
There is one difference you need to be careful about when working with inequalities. When you multiply or divide both sides by a negative you need to switch the direction of the sign around. For example “>” will be flipped around to become “<“.