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2: Equations and Inequalities

An equation states that two expressions are equal, while an inequality relates two different values.

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/
An equation states that two expressions are equal, while an inequality relates two different values.

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

Source: Boundless. “Equations and Inequalities.” Boundless Algebra. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 22 Dec. 2015 from https://www.boundless.com/algebra/te...ties-63-10904/

 

An equation argues that two expressions are equal to each and an inequality argues that the two different values are related based on size (e.g, greater than or less than).

Thumbnail: The Mandelbrot Set is one of the most recognizable fractal images. The image is built on the theory of self-similarity and the operation of iteration. Zooming in on a fractal image brings many surprises, particularly in the high level of repetition of detail that appears as magnification increases. The equation that generates this image turns out to be rather simple. Image used with permission (CC SA-BY 3.0; Wikipedia).