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 Greater than and Greater than or equal to:  Symbols that describe a relationship in which the expression on the left are greater than the expression on the right.
The expression x > 5 is read "x is greater than 5." This means that x can equal any real number greater than 5. x 5 is read "x is greater than or equal to 5." In this case, x is equal to any real number greater than 5 as well as the number 5.