The same value will be a solution to the equality and the inequality if the inequality is of the kind

- less than or equal, or

- greater than or equal.

A value that is "equal" will never be a solution to an inequality requiring the solution to be "not equal."

- less than or equal, or

- greater than or equal.

A value that is "equal" will never be a solution to an inequality requiring the solution to be "not equal."