MBA Quantitative Aptitude Basic Concepts – Inequalities

Get an edge on the concepts of Inequalities at to fetch excellent grades in the Quantitative aptitude section. Learn the basic concepts to prepare well for CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc exams.

May 25, 2016 11:47 IST
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Dear Aspirants,

In this article we would make an attempt to provide you a holistic understanding of ‘Inequalities’ chapter. An addition of this topic in your existing knowledge bank would prove to be quite instrumental in escalating your grades of Quantitative Aptitude Section.

From the Algebra section, Inequalities topic is one such topic which you need to master in order to maintain the graph of your percentile upwards. Any negligence in the Algebra section can have great repercussions on your grades. 

So carefully grasp the basic concept of Inequalities in order to gain excellent grades in your targeted entrance exam.     

Inequalities are based on the symbols > and <, pronounced ‘greater than’ and ‘lesser than’ respectively.  For any real number , one among the following conditions must satisfy:

When two numbers x and y are compared then one among the following conditions must be satisfied:

Basic Properties of inequalities:

For any three real numbers :

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There are the following simple ground rules that hold good for inequalities:

  • An inequality sign (<, >, ≥, ≤) is to be reversed when the polarity of numbers (positive or negative) gets reversed.

For example,



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We hope that these concepts along with their related exercise will aid you in your preparation of Inequalities topic.

You can also post your comments if some of your doubts from this topic still remain unsolved.

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