#### Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

#### 5.C2.4 solve inequalities that involve one operation and whole numbers up to 50, and verify and graph the solutions.

**An inequality shows the relationship of two expressions when they are compared.**

These symbols are used in inequalities:

**>**** Â Greater than**

**<**** Â Less than**

**â‰¥ Â ****Greater than or equal to**

**â‰¤**** Â Less than or equal to**

Here is an example of an inequality that means **8 **is greater than **6**:

**8 > 6**

We can also use a variable in an inequality such as:

* n* < 9

* n* < 9 means

*n*is a value smaller than

**9**. So there are many possibilities.

*can be*

*n***5, 6,**or

**8**.

But * n* cannot be

**9**because

**9**is not less than

**9**.