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Usually, with those types of questions, the uncertainty of position/momentum has to be calculated in the context of the problem. So the equal sign would be used. When talking theoretical scenarios about the Hinesburg indeterminacy then the greater than equal to sign is needed.
I think in lecture Professor Lavelle mentioned that in the best case scenario Δp*Δx = h/4pi, but in most situations it's actually larger than h/4pi. In the example that he did with the baseball he wrote the final velocity as v = 3.2X10^10 m/s, so I would guess that we are looking at the best case scenario in general.
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