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If I remember correctly, the signs >< are pronounced "greater than" and "less than". Good luck.

It depends on what you are measuring. My Canadian teacher were saying more than and less than generally.

But I'm not sure if I remember correctly

This is the system I learned as well.If I remember correctly, the signs >< are pronounced "greater than" and "less than". Good luck.

Thank you, A < x < B = A is less than x and x is less than B/ A is less than x and B/ A and x are less than B. Are they correct? 'x is between A and B' is not so clear to me. I don't know which is greater and less.A < B = A is less than B

A > B = A is greater than B

A < x < B = x is between A and B

I would read this one: "x is greater than A and less than B."A < x < B

Brioche's suggested "between" means the same thing, but in contexts in which we use these symbols, I have always heard it read out formally.

Thank you, Cagey. I think this is better, clearer and more understandable. I would prefer this one.I would read this one: "x is greater than A and less than B."

Brioche's suggested "between" means the same thing, but in contexts in which we use these symbols, I have always heard it read out formally.

Depending on the mathematical context, i.e. the type of calculation or proof you're doing, you sometimes might want to be more specific and say:

A > B :*A is ***strictly greater than** B

A < B :*A is ***strictly less than** B

This wording rules out the possibility that*A = B*. In the case where it's possible that A = B, we use ≥ and ≤, and we say:

A ≥ B :*A is ***greater than or equal to** B

A ≤ B :*A is ***less than or equal to** B

As for A <*x* < B, you can say either *A is less than **x* is less than B (yes, it's a run-on sentence, but that's how we say it), or *x is (lies) between A and B*. Note, however, that the latter wording is ambiguous: it can mean either A < *x* < B or or B < *x* < A.

If you have A ≤*x* ≤ B, then you cannot say that *x* lies between A and B because it's possible that *x* = A and/or *x* = B.

A > B :

A < B :

This wording rules out the possibility that

A ≥ B :

A ≤ B :

As for A <

If you have A ≤

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Sure, this may be the case in

It depends on what you are measuring. My Canadian teacher were saying more than and less than generally.

But I'm not sure if I remember correctly

In informal shorthand, it all depends on the writer.

- the train is more expensive than the bus

- the train takes longer than the bus

- the train is better than the bus

- etc.

Even in mathematical/scientific contexts, we can be sloppy sometimes. I might write, for example,