
inequalities
I am quite confident that I understand the signs of inequalities, which I understand as;
> greater than
< less than
The part I am not quite sure about is if when reading inequalities you are permitted to read then both ways, i.e. from the left and from the right?
So in this example;
4 < 5
 5 is less than 4, and
4 is greater than  5
in this example would it be right to read it from right to left?
Thanks
David

Re: inequalities
You can read 4<5 in two ways, 4 is less than 5 or 5 is greater then 4, which is offcourse not true.
You can read (in general) a<b in two ways:
a is less than b or b is greater than a
Thus, a<b and b>a are the same.
I hope this is clear.

Re: inequalities
Yes, you can read them both ways, but do that correct.
4 > 5 means "4 is greater than  5" (from left to right) and " 5 is less than 4" (form right to left)
2 < 3 means "2 is less than 3" (from left to right) and "3 is greater than 2" (from right to left)