Type of Equation

  • #1
While reading a paper i have come across an equation in the following form;

a = b - f(c) [itex]\leq[/itex] 1

What is this style of equation called and how do you solve them?



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It's not an equation, it's an inequality (or, half of it is). It means exactly what it says: a is equal to b - f(c), and both are less than or equal to 1. You can't do anything more with it until you know the values of the constants.
 
  • #3
Thanks Number Nine. I am not familiar with this

The values are;

a = 1 - 0.8√13 [itex]\leq[/itex] 1


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The author has determined (by some preceding working) that a = 1 - 0.8√13, and is now pointing out that this value is ≤ 1. Presumably the author needed to show that a ≤ 1, and has now done so.
 

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