# How to display numbers of an estimated amount

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

• 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? Aug 8 '21 at 10:28
• 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 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. Aug 8 '21 at 14:56