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Not sure if I should be on another site, possibly Math, but is there a generic symbol specifically for "multiple"

For example, I'm trying to breakdown solutions based on number of cases

  • 0 Cases -> Do solution 1
  • 1 Case -> Do solution 2
  • "Multiple" Cases -> Do solution 3

Was thinking of "X Cases", but that can also be singular

  • Maths site for symbols. I don’t answer questions in comments but you might think about the relationship of multiple to 1. I think there is a symbol for that. – David Jul 13 at 17:43
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    You could use ">1" case which can be pronounced "More than one case" – BoldBen Jul 13 at 17:54
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    I would simply say "2 or more cases". – TonyK Jul 13 at 18:19
  • ">1" is good, succinct and covers all cases. "2 or more" is accurate but looking for something short, preferably a single character if it exists – Mackija Jul 13 at 18:25
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is looking for a non-English term/symbol. – Lawrence Jul 15 at 3:37
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You could use ">1 case" which can be pronounced "More than one case"

This would mean that the breakdown you give would have the form of a programming Case statement which would read something like

Select Case numOfCases

Case 0

Call Sol1

Case 1

Call Sol2

Case >1

Call Sol3

Case Else

print "Number of cases cannot be negative"

End Case

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