# Sign as a qualifier: Difference between +Number and Number+

People often use the + sign to qualify numbers.

It's common to see this in resumes, e.g.:

• Managed a +$1M portfolio • Lead interviews with 50+ people • What is the exact meaning of the + sign in each of these cases? • Does it mean exactly the same to have the + sign preceding or following a given number? • Oftentimes "$N+$" in context like this refers to a variable number of$N$or more but still on the order of$N$(say,$50+$could refer to some unknown number between 50 and 90, but it varies depending on context), it wouldn't make sense to say "lead interviews with$50+\$ people" if you in fact have led interviews with two million people. In this context the significance of the + before or after doesn't seem to make any difference and I expect the meaning is the same. Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 3:04
• It's not math and not legit. So if they answer is it means as much or more, that is the answer. There is nothing more to be said or discussed. Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 4:03