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I would like to describe the indication of some numerical index, let us say x. I would like to say that if x << n then this indicate positive impact however x >> n this indicate negative impact.

In such context, I should say :

"**Low** values of x indicate positive impact "

or

"**Small** values of x indicate positive impact ".

Which one is correct ? If both, which one is more suitable in my notion ( scientific one)? does it really differ if I use Low instead of small?

Thank you in advance.

What is the context of your index? Mathematical? Financial? Social? – Peter – 2016-01-26T10:15:40.723

@Peter I stated it is numerical, in fact it is the outcome of a mathematical formula. – Nizar – 2016-01-26T10:24:04.757

@Nizar I think Peter's question is about the context of the formula. – Era – 2016-02-25T17:37:44.863

Did you mean to use the "much less than" symbol? (i.e., "<<"). If so, I'm not sure if either statement accurately conveys what you are saying mathematically. It might be better to say, "Values of x which are much smaller than n indicate positive impact." – J.R. – 2016-02-25T17:46:36.207