#### Answer

$b\lt a$

#### Work Step by Step

The description, "$b$ is less than $a,$" is equivalent to $
b\lt a
.$

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Pearson

ISBN 10:
0-32184-874-8

ISBN 13:
978-0-32184-874-1

$b\lt a$

The description, "$b$ is less than $a,$" is equivalent to $
b\lt a
.$

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