# Inequality Definition

Inequality In Mathematics, the **relationship** between two or more terms that are **not equal** to each other is called Inequality. **For example**, 250 and 225 will establish a relationship of **inequality** because both of these are **not equal** to each other.

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**Table of Contents**

- Representation of Inequality
- What is the origin of the word Inequality?
- Significance of Inequality
- FAQ's

## Representation of Inequality

To represent the inequality relationship between terms, a particular symbol is used. We need to put **“≠”** between the terms to show that the **terms are not equal**. In addition to this, we can use different symbols too according to the relationship between those terms.

Here are some of those symbols that show the unequal relationship in any expression.

- Greater than
**(>)** - Greater than or equal to
**(≥)** - Less than
**(<)** - Less than or equal to
**(≤)**

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### What is the origin of the word Inequality?

The word **Inequality** has been derived from the **French** word **“inequality”** and the **Latin** word “**inequalities**”. These words have similar meanings that include **unequal**, **unlike**, and **different**. As the terms in **Mathematics** in this relationship are **not same**, that’s why the relationship is terms Inequality.

### Significance of Inequality

In Mathematics, inequality has great significance in **Algebraic expressions**. Through this relationship, we can find the **relationship** between different **variables**. Also, the limit of the values for a single variable can be set using this relationship.

Similarly, **Inequality** has huge importance in the field of **Statistics**. It helps the students to understand the **relationship** between **two quantities**. Also, it shows the **comparison** between two **variables**, **quantities**, and **relationships**.

### FAQ's

**What is the definition of Inequality in Math?**

Inequality is the relationship between two or more terms that are not equal to each other.

**How to identify inequality between two terms?**

If the given terms are not equal to each other, it shows that the relationship between those terms is inequality.

**What are the operations performed in Math?**

In Mathematics, all basic operations can be performed on Inequalities. We can solve them using Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.