Comparing Numbers
It is good to know if one number is bigger, smaller or the same as another number!
We use These Signs to compare numbers:
= 
If two values are equal, we use the "equals" sign 
example: 2+2 = 4 
< 
But if one value is smaller than another, we can use a "less than" sign. 
example: 3 < 5 
> 
And if one value is bigger than another, we can use a "greater than" sign 
example: 9 > 6 
Less Than and Greater Than
The "less than" sign and the "greater than" sign look like a "V" on its side, don't they?
To remember which way around the "<" and ">" signs go, just remember:
The "small" end always points to the smaller number, like this:
Greater Than Symbol: BIG > small
Example:
10 > 5
"10 is greater than 5"
Try It Yourself !
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