How do you know when to use max-width or min-width when writing a media query?

Often times, knowing what CSS rule to set with a particular media feature can be a bit confusing for beginners. lesson

What is the easiest way to know when to use max-width or min-width while setting a CSS rule in a media query?

maximum value feature is for what? — is it higher CSS rule value or lower CSS rule value?

minimum value feature is for what? — is it higher CSS rule value or lower CSS rule value?

I hope the question is clear enough.

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