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Which is the best way to display numbers of an estimated amount of items. for example, if my algorithm can only display the following answers: at least 5 / above 5

for 'above' it can be something like this:

Devices: 5+

the 'at least' is the tricky one. any suggestions?


it is a list of about 10 items that I need to display their count (ordered one after another. like a table)

item x: 5+

item y: 8+

item z: >5

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  • What about >=5 or min. 5 (short for minimum 5) for at least?
    – Nash
    Aug 8 '21 at 9:32
  • Are there only the two possibilities "less than 5" and "5 or more", or are there more ranges? And is there a maximal number of items? Maybe something like "0-4", "5–10", "11–50" etc. would be a solution?
    – Johannes
    Aug 8 '21 at 10:28
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    I'm trying to get my head around this and it seems, for the purposes of notation, that "at least 5" and "above 5" are very similar - both meaning "5 or more" with only the slightest nuance between them - Are you sure these are the only output options you're looking at? Aug 8 '21 at 13:39
  • I am looking for a fast eye scan solution. and I feel like words can make it too complicated. Maybe the option of : ≥ 5 | > 6 can work
    – Poli Laks
    Aug 8 '21 at 13:45
  • Still not entirely sure about your use case. But maybe colours would be the way to go: If the amount is "critically low" (whatever that means in your situation) display the number highlighted with a red background, for "low" in yellow and for "enough" in green.
    – Johannes
    Aug 8 '21 at 14:56

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