## Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation as an inequality

$\Delta p \Delta x\geq \frac{h}{4\pi }$

Caitlin_Murphy_3C
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### Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation as an inequality

Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation shows that (deltaP)(deltaX) >/= (h/4pi)
How does this inequality translate into an equation when completing practice problems using the Heisenberg Uncertainty Equation? Should our answer remain an inequality? In the in-class example the answer was a definitive number, so I'm confused where the "greater than or equal to" sign went.

almaochoa2D
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### Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation as an inequality

The symbol doesn't need to be there because you are just finding the missing value. The symbol is just there for the purpose of finding the missing value because we are uncertain of what exactly the number is that's why there can't be a = symbol.