Understanding Two Terms: At Least vs. No More ThanStudents often mix up these terms when answering probability questions! Here are two non-threatening English examples. Just use the same interpretation when working with numbers in a statistics class.At LeastA student says: This chapter is very difficult. I think I need “at least”7 hours of study time before I fully understand it.Analysis: At least 7 hours implies that anything equal to or greater than 7 hours will be sufficient. On the other hand if he spends less than 7 hours, he will not be successful.Hours ≥ 7 will lead to success.hours < 7 will not lead to success.No More ThanI am at a store with my daughter who is now on an allowance and can’t use my hard-earned dollars very freely when she is shopping. She picks up a skirt and it does not have a tag, so she must look for a manager to ask the price. She tells me that she really likes it, but she would pay “no more than”$10 for it.
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